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WATCH: Five Times Floyd Mayweather Has Been Rocked In A Fight

WATCH: Five Times Floyd Mayweather Has Been Rocked In A Fight

The cold hard truth about Conor McGregor's chances of beating Floyd Mayweather on August 26th is that they're slimmer than Huddersfield Town's chances of finishing in the top four next season but if McGregor can copy these five moments maybe he'll change that.

The wonderful thing about boxing, or in fact any fight sport, is that everything can change in one swing of an arm. It's what makes them so exiliaring and filled with nervous excitement.

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Carl Froch was behind on the cards against Jermain Taylor but finished the fight with just 14 seconds left in the final round. Image: PA

Anthony Joshua was behind on everyone's cards in the 11th round of his fight with Wladimir Klitschko, granted not on the three cards that mattered belonging to the judges but shush, but managed to turn things around with a late onslaught.

The 'punchers chance' is exactly why some people believe Conor McGregor could yet shock the world of boxing by stopping Floyd Mayweather. 'Pretty boy' as he's been called for his ability for avoid being hit is 49-0.

But despite his reputation and his winning record there are some examples of him being rocked and maybe a glimmer of hope in the UFC lightweight champion can make contact with a left hook:

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Credit: Fight Echo

Mayweather's last fight was in November 2015 when he took on Andre Berto and the fight was highly unremarkable as 'Money' was taken 12 rounds by an opponent that inspired no one.

It came six months after the Americans last big fight which was against Manny Pacquiao. That superfight was somewhat of a let down coming six years later than fans would have wanted it when the pair were in their prime.

This one promised so much and delivered relatively little. Image: PA

Since then he has been inactive in the ring whilst McGregor's stock in the octagon has risen.

In December 2015 the Notorious won his first title with UFC, beating Jose Aldo for the featherweight title in just 13 seconds, two fights with Nate Diaz followed before he won the lightweight title to become UFC's first dual weight champion.

When the two men finally meet in two months time it'll be 49-0 vs 0-0, is there a chance? Only if McGregor is punching above his weight!

Topics: Conor Mcgregor, Floyd Mayweather

Ryan Sidle

Ryan is a writer for SPORTbible. He covers all sport from football, formula one, cricket, rugby, tennis, athletics, mma and wrestling. He obviously hates YOUR football team and has no interest in synchronised swimming.

 

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