Celebrity News: Acclaimed boxing commentator Max Kellerman has admitted to making his mistake predicting that Conor McGregor would not connect “not a single blow” to Floyd Mayweather.
The HBO and ESPN commentator has publicly accepted his error and has given recognition to the Irish fighter for his Saturday night performance at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
But not only did Kellerman make a rash judgment of McGregor. That night Mayweather was also not the boxer of refined technique and extraordinary reflexes that many expected. At 40, Mayweather is officially a veteran, and he looked like a veteran.
For Kellerman, Mayweather was fortunate to have been to a boxing pro debut as a professional boxer, not to a younger elite.
“What we saw was the exceptional quality of Conor McGregor as a fighter. And on the other hand the effects of age on Floyd Mayweather. I do not want to detract from Conor, but also Floyd in his 40s needs to stop fighting, “Kellerman told the Boxing Scene website.
If Pacquiao failed to knock out a less experienced opponent like the Australian Jeff Horn two months ago, Mayweather also appeared to be, if ever, the shadow of that champion who managed to conquer world titles in five weight divisions.
Floyd Mayweather of the present, the ‘old’ Floyd Mayweather, might be battling to beat the current champions of his division. In the eyes of Kellerman, that Saturday boxer who stood in front of McGregor would have been defeated by a handful of boxers who are currently at their best.
“There are a lot of young fighters, at least several, who would have knocked Floyd out Saturday night. I know Floyd had not fought in the same way, but that Floyd we saw would not have lasted with Terence Crawford and maybe not with Errol Spence either, “Kellerman said. “There are several who would have won that night. It’s enough, he’s retiring at the perfect time. “