LeBron James Revealed How Many Rounds He Would Last Against Floyd Mayweather

Published 10/26/2021, 11:09 AM EDT
Sep 28, 2021; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (6) answers questions during media day at the UCLA Health and Training Center in El Segundo, Calif. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports


Lakers star LeBron James and boxing legend Floyd Mayweather have been the centers of attention recently. It all began when the latter was snubbed from a list of top male athletes of the decade. Mayweather, who was ranked outside the top-5, believed that he deserved to win over James. Meanwhile, way back in 2017, the 17-time All-star had revealed what the result would be, if he took on the undefeated beast.

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The knockout king Mayweather is known to be a fierce competitor. Entering the 2010s, Floyd had an unbeaten 40-0 record. After taking a break, he returned, only to continue his run. For the longest time, the world champion was the richest athlete in the world, and one of the most looked up to. Thus, it is only natural that he deserves to be rated among the decade’s best sportsmen. On the other hand, LeBron is quite the powerhouse himself. So what did he think about a potential match-up against the 1996 Olympic medalist?

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LeBron James opined that he’d last less than a round against Floyd Mayweather

Four years ago, Mayweather took on MMA icon Conor McGregor in a high-intensity bout. The now 44-year-old did eventually rally to victory against the Irishman, but not before receiving some painful blows. LeBron, who was in attendance during the match, had some words of sympathy for McGregor. After the defeat, he took to social media to claim that Conor had nothing to be ashamed of. In addition, he also undermined his own fighting abilities.

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LeBron James watched on as Conor was conquered by Floyd, courtesy a 10th round TKO. He opined that McGregor burnt himself out too soon, as he revealed on a TMZ Sports video clip. He also offered him his own words of comfort. Reacting to how long he would last against Mayweather, the 4-time NBA champion claimed that he would drop “in the first round.”

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Though we probably will never see the fight, I guess we have to take LeBron’s words seriously. Do you agree with the former Cavalier? Nonetheless, what we’d all give to witness a LeBron James vs Floyd Mayweather main event!

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Sankalp Harikrishnan

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Sankalp Harikrishnan is an NBA and Tennis writer at EssentiallySports. He aspires to pursue Sports Journalism and has represented his institution in cricket, badminton, football and table tennis. Sankalp idolises Roger Federer and Stephen Curry, and has an inherent love for statistics.

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