Longtime boxing announcer Jim Lampley told TMZ that Floyd Mayweather ‘obviously’ threw the early rounds against Conor McGregor to make the first fight seem more competitive, and the idea of a rematch less ridiculous.
His basis for the round throwing accusation was simple, he’s been covering the sport for 30 years, and knows it when he sees it.
Lampley called the first fight a ‘marvelous scam’ and a ‘setup’. He thinks it’s just a matter of time before Mayweather/McGregor II happens, mostly because Mayweather would never walk away from another massive payday, and there are too many suckers willing to buy it.
Mayweather/McGregor II, coming soon. According to Jim Lampley.