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TALE OF THE TAPE

Will the boxer or the brawler come out on top on Aug. 26? Hint: Our experts predict a looooooong night for Conor McGregor.

FLOYD MAYWEATHER

BY DAN RAFAEL

DEFENSE

Floyd Mayweather epitomizes the art of boxing: to hit and not get hit. At the time of his 2015 retirement, Mayweather owned a boxing-best plus-24.5 plus/minus rating, per CompuBox. He landed 43.4 percent of his punches, while opponents landed only 18.9 percent.

ENDURANCE

Mayweather has only 26 knockouts in 49 fights, so he goes 12 rounds as easily as the

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