Floyd Mayweather Beats Conor McGregor In Las Vegas
Floyd Mayweather has defeated Conor McGregor in Las Vegas to improve his perfect record of 50 wins and 0 loses and in doing so surpassing Rocky Marciano's unblemished record of 49-0.
McGregor came out the blocks fast and took the early rounds but as the fight went on the Irishman showed signs of fatigue. The referee waved off the fight in the 10th round, which was the longest time McGregor had ever fought for, and few in the crowd could argue with the decision.
The so called 'Fight of the Century' always looked a tall order for McGregor who was making his professional boxing debut against one of the best of all time. And so it turned out to be.
However, the early signs were incredibly positive for McGregor who caused the veteran American a lot of problems with his unorthodox stance. The Irishman used angles and footwork that seemed to catch Mayweather off guard, but the experienced 'Money' Mayweather worked his way into the fight.
By the 8th round it was one way traffic and it seemed only a matter of time before the Irishman hit the canvas. To his credit, the fall never came. The referee saw enough punishment he waved the bout off with Conor looking unsteady on his legs.
'Notorious' questioned the decision in his post-fight interview, claiming the stoppage was premature. However, the Irishman looked out on his feet. In all honesty the referee made the right call.
He was behind on all three of the judges scorecards when the TKO was called.
The victory means Mayweather has leapfrogged Rocky Marciano as the most successful fighter of all time, his perfect record now reads 50-0. A hugely impressive feat from the best fighter of all time.
Mayweather used his post-fight interview to confirm that this will be his final bout. Some will say that with the right amount of cash on offer he'll come back again, but at the age of 41 and having just made $300 million, it seems highly unlikely.
More to follow.