WWE Royal Rumble 2018: My Thoughts and Predictions

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Royal_Rumble_2018_PosteeI am going to start off this article by just saying that no matter how the Women’s Royal Rumble match turns out, I am 100% proud of all those women who are taking women’s wrestling to a whole new level. That is the last time that I am going to address that match tonight, but I am here to talk about the 31ST ever Royal Rumble PPV which takes place at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia. There are a lot of matches on the card that are just fillers or duds and I have a good reason for saying that. First of all, do not be surprised if The Usos, the best tag team on Smackdown drops the belts tonight due to the recent troubles that Jey Uso has just been through. Enzo Amore was dropped from the company due to his troubles so instead of awarding the belt to someone new, we just have a six man tag match. As much as I love to laugh, I can’t see the point of having Jason Jordan be a champion with Seth Rollins. I mean, Seth deserves more than that, the man is a former WWE Champion that deserves a shot at the belt as much as anyone else.

21e9ecce7fe594aa4764eaa176522a5c_crop_exactNow the real matches to talk about are matches like the triple threat match for the WWE Universal Champion Brock Lesnar defending it against Kane and Braun Strowman. You have AJ Styles defending the WWE Championship against both Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn not in a triple threat match, but a handicap match. Then there’s the Royal Rumble matches itself and I have to be honest in saying that the WWE needs to step it up big time as far as that match is concerned. I am going to say that the Pre-show match between The Club (Gallows & Anderson) and The Revival could actually have the potential to be a great match after all. The WWE needs to listen to the crowd and hand Braun the damn title already, the man is so over with the crowd and he works every single week which is a bonus. He’s not a part timer like Brock or a once in a while guy like Kane. Make the right choices moving forward this year WWE, no one wants to see Roman Reigns headline another WrestleMania. With that being said, Shinsuke Nakamura is the only logical winner moving forward unless it’s Finn Balor on the other end.

DURSKZaV4AAPp98.0So, with the fact that I just mentioned Shinsuke, you know I want AJ Styles to walk out of Philly with the WWE title just like the Patriots are going to walk out of Minnesota SuperBowl champions (I’m a good heel I know). The only other way, I’ll expect Brock winning tonight is if Finn Balor wins the Royal Rumble. I just think the man deserves his shot at the title and why not have the Beast vs the Demon. We could also easily have the Monster Among Men vs the Demon as well. The Philly crowd looks pumped up (just check out Barstool sports) and ready to enjoy this amazing PPV and so should you because after all history is being made tonight right in front of your eyes. I am only expecting a win from Bayley, Asuka, or Nia Jax. I am sorry ladies of Smackdown Live, but the win is going to Raw. I was originally hoping for a win from Paige, but Sasha Banks ruined that. I want a surprise return of AJ Lee tonight for the women and I am still holding on to hopes of a CM Punk return or even Tyson Kidd on the men’s side. That is another thing I look forward to the most tonight is the surprise entrants. Here are my predictions for tonight:

Braun Strowman wins the WWE Universal Championship

AJ Styles retains the WWE Championship

Bobby Roode retains the US Championship

Gable & Benjamin win the WWE Smackdown Tag Team Titles

Cesaro & Sheamus win The WWE Raw Tag Team Championships

The Revival will defeat The Good Brothers

Kalisto, Gran Metalik, and Lince Dorado will win

Shinsuke Nakamura will win the Royal Rumble match

Asuka will win the Women’s Royal Rumble match

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Beyond Wrestling: Heavy Lies The Crown- My Thoughts and Predictions

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beyondSo if you are a wrestling fanatic like yours truly, then you are probably looking for something to watch tonight on New Year’s Eve as you prepare to see what 2018 will provide you. Well, I have an answer for all of you and it’s in the form of one of my favorite independent wrestling organizations in Beyond Wrestling. The company is holding an even tonight known as Heavy Lies The Crown which is happening at The White Eagle in Worcester, MA and features a pretty entertaining card. The event is also being held online (if you cannot make the event in person) on Powerbomb.tv and if you sign up with promo code BEYOND, you can enjoy a free trial and this event for FREE. One of the matches that stuck out to me on a card full of great matches was the return of Ring Of Honor superstar Flip Gordon as he takes on the young and very talented Wheeler YUTA. The first time I saw Wheeler YUTA was at the Beyond event Feeling Minnesota during a pre-show match and the kid put on quite the show that I was thoroughly impressed. Flip is just one of the guys whose resume and in ring ability speaks for itself and match him with the young talents of YUTA and we should have a classic on our hands tonight.

(web)-Beyond---HEAVY-LIES-THE-CROWN-(poster-2)Now the other match that actually attracted me to this event is the main event match between David Starr who takes on Bad Boy Joey Janela in a Fans Bring The Weapons Match. The mere thought of fans bringing the weapons is just pure insanity, but the question moving forward is will this top a match both these man had before in an anything goes match at Beyond Wrestling Presents Paying Paul. That match was absolutely brutal and I do not expect anything less when Joey Janela shows up to town. Another match that will get extreme is the Tables, Ladders, and Chairs tag team match that sees EYFBO (Mike Draztik & Angel Ortiz) as they take on Doom Patrol (Chris Dickinson & Jaka). Some of you may know EYFBO as the current Impact Wrestling tag team champions LAX (Ortiz & Santana), but tonight it’s back to their Indy names against the hard hitting Chris Dickinson who is just pure intensity and his charismatic tag team partner Jaka. The event also features one of the most exciting and top 5 guys in Indy wrestling Keith Lee taking on up and comer Josh Briggs in what should be a great battle of the big men. Matthew Riddle is holding an open challenge tonight because his original opponent Jimmy Jacobs had to cancel due to injury.

(oney-lorcan)-Beyond---HEAVY-LIES-THE-CROWN+(1)There are plenty of other matches on the card like Joey Ryan, Johnny Cockstrong, & Massage NV (Dorian Graves & VSK) taking on the Amityville Project (Dan Barry, Mike Verna, Rex Lawless, Ryan Galeone). AR Fox will be taking on Ricky Shane Page while Jordynne Grace takes on John Silver. Now that is just the main card, there is also a mega pre-show card that starts at 6PM ET that features matches like a Santiago Street Fight between Zenshi and Brandon Watts as well as Jonathan Gresham with Stokely Hathaway taking on “Hot Sauce” Tracy Williams and many more. If that doesn’t entice you to want to watch this end of the year mega card then I don’t know what will. Oh and fans in attendance will have a special appearance by NXT superstar Oney Lorcan which is pretty damn cool. The pre-show starts at 6PM ET and the main card starts at 9PM ET so tune in to Powerbomb.tv and use the promo code BEYOND to check it out. Do not be left in the cold and Happy New Year to all you wrestling fanatics out there.

Predictions:

David Starr will defeat Joey Janela

EYFBO defeats Doom Patrol

Flip Gordon will defeat Wheeler YUTA

AR Fox will defeat Ricky Shane Page

Josh Briggs defeats Keith Lee

John Silver defeats Jordynne Grace

Joey Ryan, Johnny Cockstrong, & Massage NV will defeat Amityville Project

Zenshi will defeat Brandon Watts

“Hot Sauce” Tracy Williams will defeat Jonathan Gresham

“Filthy” Tom Lawlor & Chuck O’Neil will defeat American Strong (Rory Gulak & Jay Freddie)

Orange Cassidy will defeat Supercop Dick Justice

Brian Milonas will defeat Mikey Webb

KTB will defeat Damien Smith

WWE 205 Live Star Arrested and Suspended

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Richard_Swann_PhotoWWE 205 Live wrestler Richard Swann a.k.a. Rich Swann was arrested last night by Gainesville, Florida police on charges of Simple battery and false imprisonment according to a police report released by the Gainesville police. The WWE reacted to the reports by releasing the statement, “WWE has zero tolerance for matters involving domestic violence, and per our policy, Rich Swann has been suspended indefinitely following his arrest.” What does this mean for Rich Swann as far as his future in the WWE is concerned? The WWE is starting to take a lot of issues seriously from a PR stand point and they always have. Do not expect Rich Swann to be that much of a star on the show and do not be surprised if he is even released from his contract at some point in the near future. The Gainesville Police were nice enough to release the police report and his mugshot which you can see to the left of this paragraph. Check out the actual police report below and stay tuned for more info as it comes.

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WWE Clash Of Champions 2017: My Thoughts and Predictions

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20171207000435!WWE_Clash_of_Champions_2017_PosterTonight, the WWE visits my backyard when Clash Of Champions 2017 makes it’s way to the TD Garden in Boston, MA for what is starting to look like a decent pay per view. At the time of writing this article, there were only five matches on the card and those are the ones that I am going to be writing about as far as my thoughts and predictions. For any last minute predictions when matches are announced, you can check them out on my Twitter page. The true appeal of the night for me lies in the WWE Tag Team Title match that sees The USOS defend their championships in a fatal four way match that also features The New Day, Chad Gable & Shelton Benjamin, and Rusev & Aiden English. The tag team division has been exciting on both sides of the spectrum, but The USOS have been one of the more interesting teams. The WWE would be smart in an attempt to try and build that division up because it’s whats best for business. I really feel that Dolph Ziggler is on his way out, I just believe that he is biding his time until then. With that being said, I think he’ll perform at a high level, but he is not walking out with the US Championship because that will be between Baron Corbin and Bobby Roode.

clash of championsA match that I truly do not know what to choose as far as an outcome is the match between Randy Orton and Shinsuke Nakamura taking on Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn. Are Zayn and Owens on their way out over some supposed “trouble” or is this just and angle to make us think that they are? With Shane McMahon as the special guest referee, I believe that anything is possible. Am I excited that Jinder Mahal, the man who was WWE Champion only because the WWE tried to get over in India, gets another shot at the WWE Championship? No is the answer to that question, but I have faith that the WWE will make the right decision and that AJ will make Jinder look good once again. The Lumberjill match between WWE Smackdown Live Women’s Champion Charlotte and Natalya is one of the least interesting matches to me for some reason on the card. The only thing that could brighten up this match is a cash in attempt by Carmella or some interference by The Riot Squad (Ruby Riot, Liv Morgan, and Sarah Logan). Again, this should be a decent night of wrestling, but anything can happen in the WWE!

booNow the WWE since the time that I wrote this article added a pre-show match in Zack Ryder taking on Mojo Rawley in a battle of former partners which we have seen before in the WWE. Unfortunately in some situations, one will end up being Marty Jannety while the other one hopes to be Shawn Michaels and none of these two have it in my opinion. If you are a fan of corny 1980’s style tag teams then the next match they added may appeal to you in the form of The Bludgeon Brothers (Luke Harper and Erick Rowan) taking on one of my current favs in Breezango. I am hoping for a serious run for Breezango because those dudes deserve something and let’s build up the tag team division WWE instead of the God forsaken XFL. Nonetheless as I said before, it should be a decent PPV, but nothing like Survivor Series in my opinion. Here are my predictions to the matches below:

Mojo Rawley will defeat Zack Ryder

The Bludgeon Brothers will defeat Breezango

Sami Zayn and Kevin Owens will defeat Randy Orton and Shinsuke Nakamura

Charlotte will retain her WWE Smackdown Live Womens Championship

Shelton Benjamin and Chad Gable will win the Tag Team Titles

Bobby Roode will win the US Championship

AJ Styles will retain the WWE Championship

 

WWE Survivor Series 2017: My Thoughts & Predictions

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wwe-survivor-series-2017-poster-preview-832x447Things were rocking in Houston, Texas last night for WWE NXT TakeOver: WarGames and things are about to get better tonight for WWE Survivor Series. Survivor Series is one of the original Big Four Pay Per Views (alongside Royal Rumble, WrestleMania, and SummerSlam) that the WWE debuted back in 1987. It’s the second longest running pay per view the company has and one of the best for it’s unique match that it was built around which was a five on five single elimination match (dubbed the Survivor Series match). This year things got a little more exciting especially with the competition between Raw and Smackdown as we now have champion vs champion matches. We have WWE Universal Champion Brock Lesnar (Raw) taking on WWE Champion AJ Styles (SD Live) in what should one interesting match. We are also getting WWE Intercontinental Champion The Miz (Raw) taking on WWE United States Champion Baron Corbin (SD Live). We also have WWE RAW Women’s Champion Alexa Bliss taking on WWE Smackdown Live Women’s Champion Charlotte Flair in a sort of dream match hence the reason Charlotte won the title.

wweThen there are the traditional Survivor Series matches and things have been heating up with all of the changes in whose in and who is not. The original RAW men’s team consisted of Kurt Angle (Captain), Braun Strowman, Finn Balor, Samoa Joe, and Jason Jordan taking on Smackdown Live’s team made up of Shane McMahon (Captain), Randy Orton, Bobby Roode, Shinsuke Nakamura, and John Cena. That was the original match and a lot of us were stunned at the fact that Jordan had been picked for the team considering Smackdown told the world that Cena was the last member chosen. Stephanie McMahon agreed with me and Bray Wyatt helped the situation by injuring Jordan last week on RAW. When it came time to announce the replacement, Jordan made the situation difficult and Triple H remedied it by announcing that it was him and he put the exclamation point on it by delivering a pedigree to Jordan. Now the match is interesting and one I can not wait to see because imagine the situations you’ll get in this match. Finn and Shinsuke in the ring at the same time or even Triple H and Bobby Roode and so many more.

wwe 2The other traditional Survivor Series match is between the Women this time around as RAW’s Alicia Fox (Captain), Nia Jax, Asuka, Sasha Banks, and Bayley take on Smackdown Live’s Becky Lynch (Captain), Carmella, Naomi, Tamina, and Natalya. The thing that I would love to see happen tonight with that match is that instead of Natalya being in the match, Paige makes her triumphant return to a WWE ring as a member of Team Smackdown Live. I doubt it will happen because I believe that she is being punished for a picture she took last Monday. We’ll see if anything happens tonight, but there’s more matches for tonight. In their first PPV match since reuniting The Shield (Dean, Seth, and Roman) take on The New Day in a six man elimination falls count anywhere match. RAW tag team champions The Bar (Cesaro & Sheamus) take on The Usos to finish out the RAW vs Smackdown Live matches. The Pre-show features some surprise matches like Breezango taking on Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn, Enzo defends his cruiserweight title against Kalisto and Matt Hardy takes on Elias Sampson. Again, they have set this PPV up to be a very good one, but it remains to be seen if it ends up going that way for them. I’ll be tuning into it and hopefully you are if you’re a fan. Check out my predictions below:

Overall, I think out of seven total matches between Raw and Smackdown Live, I think RAW wins overall, but the setting is set for a match between Triple H and Kurt Angle for WrestleMania 34.

Enzo defeats Kalisto with help from Gulak

Owens and Zayn will defeat Breezango

Elias defeats Matt Hardy

The Shield will defeat The New Day

The USOS will defeat Cesaro and Sheamus

Charlotte will defeat Alexa Bliss

The Miz will defeat Baron Corbin

Team Raw Women’s will defeat Smackdown Live

Team Smackdown Men will defeat Team Raw

Brock Lesnar will defeat AJ Styles

 

WWE TLC 2017- My Thoughts and Predictions

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220px-WWE_TLC_2017_PosterI am trying to figure out what in the world is going on in the WWE as sickness struck the company at the most inconvenient time ever. WWE TLC: Tables, Ladders, and Chairs 2017 was supposed to be a huge event this year for one reason and that is the official Shield reunion. All other matches on the card meant absolutely nothing to me besides the Asuka debut. The group was supposed to have a match against The Miz, Sheamus, Cesaro, and Braun Strowman in a tables, ladders, and chairs match. That quickly changed as Kane was added to the fold and Roman was out of the match due to “medical” issues. To replace Roman in the match, Kurt Angle was placed in the match making it the first time in 11 years that he has competed in a WWE ring. Then out of nowhere on the same night as that announcement, another one was made that was mind boggling to me. I was not looking forward to a Bray Wyatt vs Finn Balor III match only to see Bray lose again with a painted face to make you think Sister Abigail has possessed him. No instead, we are receiving what I believe to be a WrestleMania worthy match as two former leaders of The Bullet Club go one on one as Finn takes on Smackdown Live’s AJ Styles. The reason for that is the same reason that Roman Reigns is out apparently so Bray was quarantined and told not to be at the event.

WWE-TLC-2017Something bad is going around in the WWE and a lot of them have whatever it is and I have heard two conflicting stories as to what. Some of the other matches on the card include the debut of former NXT women’s champion and the still undefeated Asuka taking on Emma in one on one action. You also have Sasha Banks taking on Alicia Fox on the preshow, Alexa Bliss defending her women’s championship against Mickie James, Kalisto defending the Cruiserweight championship against Enzo Amore, and a cruiserweight tag team match that features Cedric Alexander and Rich Swann taking on The Brian Kendrick and Jack Gallagher. So as you can see, it’s going to be an uneventful TLC PPV which will probably see Braun Strowman and Co. get the win by making an example of Kurt Angle. The WWE is in a crisis whether they choose to believe it or not with the low attendance numbers that have plagued both RAW and Smackdown. They needed The Shield reunion to boost things, but it’s back to square one and why else would they have a WrestleMania caliber match with AJ and Finn on the card if they were not. Here are my predictions:

Braun Strowman, The Miz, Kane, Cesaro, and Sheamus will def Seth Rollins, Kurt Angle, and Dean Ambrose

Finn Balor scores a win against AJ Styles

Alexa Bliss will def Mickie James

Alicia Fox will defeat Sasha Banks

Asuka will defeat Emma

Enzo will defeat Kalisto

Brian Kendrick and Jack Gallagher will score a win.

If any matches are announced during the show then my predictions will be made on my Twitter page.

WWE No Mercy 2017- My Thoughts and Predictions

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WWENoMercyPoster2017You have to love it when the WWE finally builds up a match that deserves all the build up. At last months Summerslam, we were teased a match that we had hoped would happen for months, but the WWE did it the right way and they let Strowman build up to that very moment when he delivered two running powerslams to Brock Lesnar into two announce tables. What would follow in the next upcoming weeks has all of us salivating at the chance of a big heavyweight fight between The Monster Among Men taking on the Beast Incarnate for the WWE Universal Championship. The only questiuon heading into WWE NO Mercy tonight from the Staples Center in Los Angeles is whether or not we are getting the result that the overall consensus wants. Are we going to get a champion that is there and wrestling every week or are we going to have the same old and Lesnar is just going to be running the train through everyone until WrestleMania? I just hope that the WWE makes the right decision tonight and we get a new era in the WWE.

John-Cena-vs.-Roman-Reigns-No-Mercy-2017That isn’t the only big match on the card though, there is one more match that peaks my interest on the card. We knew for a little bit that John Cena was designated a free agent and that he could jump from brand to brand to face whoever he wanted. So we eventually knew that a match up with Roman Reigns was in the cards, I just didn’t think that we were going to get the match at No Mercy instead of WrestleMania, but this seems to be happening on both brands these days. So besides the shock of this match happening now, we have to look at the plus side of it and that is the promos between these two have been straight fire. It finally took someone like John Cena to bring out the best in Roman Reigns as far as mic skills were concerned because if it wasn’t for that first promo I probably wouldn’t have been as invested in this match as I am now. My only concern for this match is what is John Cena going to do? Is he going to do the so called “right thing” and put Roman Reigns over or is he going to “bury” him as people call it by winning the match? Another question to ask is even if Roman wins the match, is anyone going to even care enough to cheer him anyways?

no mercyNow there are other matches on the card and the only other match I am looking forward to is the tag team title rematch between the champions Seth Rollins and Dean Ambrose who defend their belts against The Bar (Sheamus and Cesaro). It’s 2/3’s of The Shield so what else am I supposed to say, I am a huge mark for that team so get over it. I was looking forward to the Women’s match until the WWE decided at the last minute that it was OK to insert Bayley into the match. I am also surprised that the Jason Jordan/The Miz match for the WWE Intercontinental Championship wasn’t a pre-show match, but that could be because Miz has amazing heel skills and Jason Jordan had two amazing matches with Roman Reigns and John Cena recently. I am however not looking forward to the Neville/Enzo Amore match for the WWE Cruiserweight Championship because it’s an abomination that Neville has to defend that title against Enzo of all people. Could we have not found him a more suitable opponent like Gran Metalik, Lince Dorado, or even Akira Tozawa. Nonetheless, that is what we get for tonight and that’s what we’ll have to deal with. Here are my predictions for tonight:

Braun Strowman defeats Brock Lesnar

Nia Jax wins the WWE Women’s Championship

Roman Reigns defeats John Cena

Neville defeats Enzo Amore

The Miz defeats Jason Jordan

Seth Rollins and Dean Ambrose defeat The Bar

Bray Wyatt defeats Finn Balor

Elias defeats Apollo Crews

 

 

Canelo Vs GGG: My Final Thoughts

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Canelo-Alvarez-vs-Gennady-Golovkin-en-vivo-online-696x391Last night at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, the crowd witnessed what was clearly a fight of the year candidate when Saul Canelo Álvarez took on the undefeated Gennady Golovkin in a 12 round middleweight showdown for the ages. There is just one problem with the fight of the year and that is that it ended in one of the most controversial manners when the fight was declared a split draw. The fight was ruled a draw after judge Don Trella scored the bought 114-114, but the real mystery belongs to Adalaide Byrd who scored the fight 118-110 in favor of Álvarez who in the eyes of many did not win the fight. All of us were left wondering what boxing match did Byrd watch and how much was she paid to throw the monkey wrench in their. In all fairness to her, it was at times a difficult match to score depending on what you think wins a round. Clearly Álvarez did enough in her eyes to win that many rounds in the fight with his counter punching and body shots. The first three rounds did belong to Alvarez out right and the last two rounds of the fight could have been scored in either direction. However, you can not tell me that rounds four through ten did not belong to GGG. The man was a workhorse who should absolutely no fear as he punched and jabbed his way through Canelo’s power punching attack.

Canelo-Alvarez-vs-Gennady-GolovkinAfter all of that, what does this mean for the sport of boxing and will they recover from this after they had been selling it as the fight of the year? Oscar De Lay Hoya, whose Golden Boy Promotions handled the fight, had been telling us for weeks that we were getting a real fight after the Mayweather/McGregor sideshow that we had seen weeks before. This was a fight that featured two of the best that the sport had to offer and this is the result that you give the fans, a draw? Teddy Atlas may have a had a point in saying that this is why people feel that the sport is corrupted and that judges are easily paid off at times or at least we are left to wonder that. If you are striving to make a point to make Boxing the popular sport over Mixed Martial Arts then this is not how you do it. This is exactly the reason why people tune in to the UFC and why their PPV buyouts have been insane over the last five or so years. Gone are the days of seeing so many top contenders in boxing like Sugar Ray Leonard, Roberto Duran, Hector Camacho, Thomas Hearns, Marvelous Marvin Hagler, Julio Cesar Chavez, Pernell Whitaker, Vinny Pazienza, Felix Trinidad, Fernando Vargas, and so many more. Those were the golden years at least for me anyways, but I am hoping that Boxing can recover from this and that we will continue to see amazing fights. The only question left now as well is are you going to be buying Canelo vs GGG part two? Check out the Adalaide Byrd’s scorecard below and I wanted to tell you that I scored the fight 116-112 in favor of GGG, you can also see that card below hers.

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Floyd Mayweather Vs Conor McGregor: My Final Thoughts

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MayweatherMcGregorLast night, one of the biggest fights in boxing took place last night in Las Vegas that more than likely overshadowed another big fight in California. Conor McGregor, the UFC Champion, stepped foot into the squared circle for the first time in his career professionally and he danced with the best of them in undefeated future hall of famer Floyd Mayweather at the T-Mobile Arena. It truly was the money fight with all of the hype that we had been hearing for three months, but there were a lot of questions asked before hand and they were certainly answered. One thing is for sure, you have to give Conor McGregor a lot of credit because he took a huge chance stepping foot in that ring, but he proved a lot of people wrong. Conor came right out of the gate and he looked impressive, but that was just Floyd allowing Conor to tire himself out because that is what a 50-0 fighter does and did. Floyd at first didn’t look like the aggressor, but as soon as those later rounds started coming, he turned it up and he was taking the fight to McGregor as he had promised he would. The question of the night though was whether Conor could go the distance and sadly he couldn’t as he was completely out of the fight by the ninth round.

Boxing-2017.08.27-Floyd-Mayweather-Jr.-vs-Conor-McGregor-PPV-720p-BoksThat is where Floyd did his damage and earned his $350 million dollar payout for the night and that is not including the gates I believe which broke PPV records. I just want to throw this into your head to let it sink in so you know why Conor deserves a lot of credit for stepping into Floyd’s world and to silence the naysayers. Conor McGregor according to ESPN, landed 30 more punches on Floyd in ten rounds then Manny Pacquiao did in a 12 round fight. Let that sink in as to whether you think this fight should count on Floyd’s record. Now, Floyd rides into the sunset with his record breaking 50-0 win/loss record and the future is uncertain for Conor as far as boxing is concerned, but you can bet he’s not going to be cheap anymore not even for the UFC. There were some decent matches on the undercard with my favorite being the Badou Jack/Nathan Cleverly fight which ended with an impressive TKO win for Jack in the fifth round. The most unimpressive fight of the night belongs to Gervonta Davis  who beat Costa Rican sensation Francisco Fonseca in his US debut in very controversial fashion. At the end of the day, Conor just needs to learn how to use his power with his combos, he just needs to work on his stamina, and he could be a weapon of mass destruction in boxing. I am giving the fight an A- overall because it was entertaining and I didn’t feel gypped like I did with the Mayweather/Pacquiao fight.

Floyd Mayweather Vs Conor McGregor: My Thoughts and Predictions

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MayweatherMcGregorWhether you are believing the hype or not, there is no denying that this is exactly what both the sport of Boxing and Mixed Martial Arts needed right now. Boxing legend Floyd Mayweather (49-0) is stepping out of retirement and back into the ring for the first time in two years to take on MMA king The Notorious Conor McGregor (21-3) in a 12 round boxing match from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. For ten years, we begged for Mayweather to take on Manny Pacquiao and when we finally got the fight, we felt gypped and that it wasn’t worth the hype because they waited too long to fight. Ever since we found out that Conor was approved for a boxing license in Nevada, we thought that we were going to get much of the same, a fight that would never happen until it was finally signed on May 18, 2017. That is when the fight all of a sudden became a reality and the world of social media was buzzing louder than ever. Boxing afficianado’s coming out of the woodwork stating that the fight was bad for boxing especially if Conor McGregor was somehow able to sneak a win against a man looking to surpass boxing hall of famer Rocky Marciano and his 49-0 record. MMA fanatics began salivating at the mouth hoping that their champion would prove that MMA was the superior combat sport.

floyd-mayweather-conor-mcgregor-london-3Nonetheless, everyone in the world is talking about this one money fight and all are speculating on who will walk out of here the winner. Has Mystic Mac bitten off more than he can chew when he faces the greatest cerebral and defensive boxer the sport has ever seen or is Mayweather way over his head taking on someone who is 11 years younger than him and in probably a lot better shape than he is. Are the rumors true about his training regiment and will that cost him his chance at history of being 50-0 or is Conor simply not ready for a 12 round fight considering the most rounds they do is five? Is Conor’s endurance level where it needs to be in order for him to survive against a man that has been doing it his whole life? Both competitors have claimed that they are going to knock one another out, but will we see a knockout? Is Conor goign to show too much respect to Floyd’s distance game or is he going to be in his face when he needs to be? All of these questions are going to be answered tonight when they step into the ring so we will have to just wait and see if the hype was worth it in the end. There are also a lot of great fights to watch on the card including some free ones on Fox starting at 6PM Eastern time tonight. So, make sure you tune in and enjoy the show. I believe that if the fight goes the distance then it favors Mayweather, but I am going with a Conor McGregor win in the fifth round.