Steve Bunce is a boxing writer appeared as a pundit on the BBC sports programme and Radio.
Recently speaking in an exclusive interview with the Daily Star, Bunce took a stronghold on the biggest fight in the combat sports between UFC lightweight champ Conor Mcgregor and Boxing legend Floyd Mayweather. Bunce went against on many critics who believe Floyd by purposely let Mcgregor win the first few rounds.
“I didn’t think he [McGregor] was capable of giving Floyd a boxing lesson for three rounds – but he did,” Bunce said.
“Everyone said ‘oh that’s what we expected’ and I said ‘no it isn’t, what you expected was Conor McGregor to run at him for three rounds and Floyd to run away for three rounds’.
“What happened was it was the reverse. Floyd had to chase McGregor.
“Floyd got a boxing lesson. Floyd was picked off.
“Floyd was hit with more counters in nine minutes by Conor McGregor, the first three rounds, counters – not punches – than he was hit in his previous 49 fights.”
Mcgregor planted the uppercut in the very first round that caught the attention of Mayweather.
No doubt, Mcgregor gave Floyd some tough time inside the ring in the first few rounds. Notorious shock the world when he gave Mayweather some boxing lessons in the early stages of the game.
“When does he get hit by a counter?” Bunce added.
“He gets hit in exchanges with [Miguel] Cotto, [Marcos] Maidana – even Ricky Hatton, he gets hit by those. Pacquiao even catches him.
“Who counters Floyd Mayweather? Conor McGregor countered him. That’s genius.
“That’s unbelievable – who said that would happen? Nobody.
“I don’t even think Conor McGregor thought that would happen.”
This past week, Mayweather posted his training video, on social media, rumors emerged that he is looking for one more fight. When asked, he swiftly denied the claims.
“I’m happily retired. I’m not fighting no more, no matter what the price is,”