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Judge Scorecards For Mayweather Vs McGregor Show Some Odd Scoring

by : George Pavlou on : 27 Aug 2017 06:49
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Floyd Mayweather defeated Conor McGregor in Las Vegas tonight in one of the biggest sporting spectacles ever to have taken place.

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The tenth round TKO of McGregor confirmed Mayweather as the greatest boxer of all time with a 50-0 record while The Notorious cemented his place as one of the greatest fighters ever, having switched disciplines to compete and not show himself as a complete amateur.

The first few rounds were tense and many commentators were sure McGregor was winning at least the first three of them.

However, images of the scorecards show a different story.

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Judges for the historic fight were Dave Moretti, Burt Clements and Guido Cavalleri – their scoring methods have many feeling a little confused.

Check it out for yourself below:

Naturally, people were taken aback by the scorecards, especially given two of the judges show Mayweather to have won more of the early rounds – most felt McGregor dominated the earlier rounds.

The reaction on Twitter was one claiming fixing and bias – which is no stranger to the sport of boxing:

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Since the end of the fight, Mayweather has announced his retirement but we’re sure we haven’t heard the end of this.

George Pavlou

Taking the idea of 'being woke' to a whole new level over a decade-long career in sport, court and online news, George has worked for titles and agencies including ESPN FC, Eurosport, LADbible and Court News UK. He may not have a degree but does have an unhealthy obsession with Lord of the Rings.

Topics: Celebrity