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l MAY­WEATHER ad­mit­ted af­ter­wards he hadn’t sparred for a month be­fore the bout due to his frag­ile hands. While there was no spe­cific in­jury, he said he was con­cerned about dam­ag­ing them be­fore the fight.

l THE pair had an ex­change af­ter the bell to end the fifth round. May­weather ex­plained: “I shoved him and said, ‘You ain’t knocked me out yet, you said you were go­ing to knock me out in­side four.’ It was just show­man­ship.”

l MCGRE­GOR ob­jected to the stop­page: “One of the main things in camp was go­ing from five rounds to 12 rounds. In all of my spars when I got to round six, I was like ‘f**k’. But then I’d get it back by round 10. I wish they’d have let the fight con­tinue. I could have got a sec­ond wind.”

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