Question for boxing fans

Was that a normal stoppage? I thought there were 8 counts or something. Is it normal to get a ko when your opponent is standing and has his hands up?

Pretty sure that Vegas doesn’t have standing 8 counts

It’s up to Conor to take a knee in that situation imo.

He was going down, only a matter of a few seconds. He saved mcgregor from himself.

That was the best outcome for mcgregor. Getting knocked face down would be humiliating. This way he can complain about  a "bs" stoppage. 

MR31 -

That was a common stoppage. Conor was done. The ref did an excellent job imo. 

Huh...

Guess this is just another reason not to watch boxing.

Not my cup of tea, I suppose.

Trust -
cleophus - Pretty sure that Vegas doesn't have standing 8 counts
The ref gave Fonseca a count in the fight before May Mac. But he was down, not standing. Makes no sense to me.

They give counts if someone has been knocked down. But not to someone who doesn't defend himself/isn't engaging in the fight. If the ref feels that the boxer is taking too much damage without fighting back he can step in and call it.

mdrndaysamurai - Was that a normal stoppage? I thought there were 8 counts or something. Is it normal to get a ko when your opponent is standing and has his hands up?

It was a pretty bad one, but not the worst. Typically, in a fight with no standing 8 count you let the fighters go until there is at least a knockdown or a serious one sided beat down. This was a terrible stoppage. It would have been even questionable for a standing 8 count, let alone a full stoppage.

Seemed pretty normal

I don't think it was gonna change the outcome but it was a bit quick, CMc was gassed, but I agree he hadn't taken a lot of damage, watch the replay, not a lot of those last punches were landing.... In the earlier prelim fight, the fight was stopped for the fighters safety as well, but he took a lot more damage... Maybe he threw just enough counters to keep it going but I thought CMc deserved a little more time just to make sure

mdrndaysamurai - Was that a normal stoppage? I thought there were 8 counts or something. Is it normal to get a ko when your opponent is standing and has his hands up?

I wouldn’t say “normal” but it wasn’t out of the blue. It’s kind of how Kovalev just didn’t respond to the ref and it was stopped. McGregor wasn’t defending. He would’ve taken more blows in the following round or if he gave him a standing eight.

It’s they good they stopped it, good for McGregor and his brand.

The ref knows when a fighter wants out of there...

I would say it was slightly early, but not egregiously so. Connor was done and was not coming back from that.

Conor could no longer defend himself and didn't need to be in the fight. It isn't what gore porn junkies wanna see but the right call by the ref. 

It was an early stoppage, anyone that says otherwise is wrong. Mayweather missed three of the four punches he threw to "stop the fight". 

Mcgregor would have lost either way though. 

"Protect yourself at all times"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rg7dxFpkElc

That footage says Conor is done. He was looking to clinch, not punch, and was moved from one set of ropes to another by Floyd.

For those saying it was early or a bad stoppage or something along those lines;

Do you mean that it was stopped early out of inconsistency of other fights in a similar manner?

Early as in he could have clearly came back and won the fight?

Early as in he hadn’t absorbed enough punishment to warrant a stoppage at that exact moment?

Just curious.

Groove Holmes - For those saying it was early or a bad stoppage or something along those lines;

Do you mean that it was stopped early out of inconsistency of other fights in a similar manner?

Early as in he could have clearly came back and won the fight?

Early as in he hadn’t absorbed enough punishment to warrant a stoppage at that exact moment?

Just curious.

Inconsistent with other fights and he hadn’t absorbed enough damage to warrant a stoppage, he was not gonna win that fight. 

Anyone who thinks that was a bd stoppage needs to come up for air from sniffing Conor’s jock. He looked like a sloppy drunk getting beaten around by a bouncer at a strip club. The two preceding rounds had already shown he had nothing left so why would he need to absorb more big shots to the head? He did all the talking and he became Mayweather’s first stoppage victim in ages - a retired 40 year old Mayweather at that, so stop embarrassing yourselves.