Being a direct descendant of Jack Dempsey I can understand the importance a relative’s legacy is to maintain. The son of boxer Rocky Marciano, Rocky Jr. is not okay with Floyd Mayweather Jr. beating his father’s record with a win over Conor McGregor Saturday, August 26th. Floyd has tied Rocky Marciano’s undefeated career mark of 49-0 and a win over McGregor makes him the all time record holder.
He spoke with USA Today ahead of Saturday’s bout and referenced Floyd’s record and the benefit of fighting in a lower weight class.
No matter what happens, I don’t think it should go towards Mayweather’s professional career, win or lose. This fight to me isn’t a true boxing match.
Heavyweights, most of them, hold the highest knockout percentage for a reason. They’re bigger, they’re stronger and one punch can take a heavyweight out.
So it’s a lot more difficult to stay undefeated than it is for someone in the lower weight class, where it can be more of a type of match where you’re just outpointing your opponent.
What do you think? Should McGregor’s win count on Floyd’s record?