Pegged as 'Fight of the Millenium' the bout between foul-mouthed Irishman Conor McGregor and notorious king of boxing Floyd Mayweather ended with the latter defeating the king of octagon in 10 rounds.
Pegged as ‘Fight of the Millenium’ the bout between foul-mouthed Irishman Conor McGregor and notorious king of boxing Floyd Mayweather ended with the latter defeating the king of octogon in 10 rounds. With this win Mayweather makes it 50-0 in the Welterweight category making him the undisputed champion. In the post match conference when Mayweather said “this is my last fight tonight ladies and gentlemen and I chose the right partner to dance with.” Talking about the match with McGregor, Mayweather said,”He’s a lot better than I thought he was, he used different angles. But I was the better man. It was our gameplan to take our time and take him out down the stretch.” McGregor appreciated his opponent and congratualted him,”Great job, baby. Great job.” I thought it was close. I get a little floppy when I get tired. [Floyd] was a lot more composed. You’ve got to give it to him. I don’t know if I will box again.” McGregor also said,”No one’s taking these types of risks. I’ll take it on the chin.” Floyd Mayweather with his 50th win has surpassed the heavyweight great Rocky Marciano’s 49-0 record for most wins without a loss or draw.
The bigger man was getting bullied and not even the chants of “Con-or! Con-or!” that cascaded down from the stands could breathe life into their man. Mayweather was in total control. He continued to press in the seventh with McGregor in survival mode, shredding the Irishman with a three-punch combination punctuated with a right cross. What punches McGregor could manage were completely devoid of snap. The punishment continued into the eight as Mayweather bounced punches one after another off McGregor, snapping the Irishman’s neck back with an uppercut near the end of the frame.
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McGregor, in somewhat of a surprise, sprinted from corner in the ninth and for a third time on the night forced the referee to unwrap him from Mayweather’s back, prompting another stern warning. But Mayweather picked right up where he left off once proceedings resumed, cracking McGregor with a combination upstairs that left him spun round and handing onto the ropes to stay upright. One, two, three, four right hands bounced off McGregor’s head and McGregor looked ready to go, saved by the bell.
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The end came early in the 10th when Mayweather landed a right hand that sent McGregor reeling before following up with a dozen unanswered punches, prompting Byrd to intervene at the 1:05 mark.
The enterprise is the pièce de résistance of the genius hatched by Mayweather and scaled to stupefying proportions by enigmatic advisor Al Haymon, the Harvard-educated former concert promoter who seldom appears in public and never speaks to the press. There will always be a bull market in America for the possibility of watching a mouthy black fighter get what’s coming to him.
The Undefeated boxer won the the bout in the tenth round with a technical knockout (TKO). Meanwhile, the Irishman who is known for fighting as short as two to three rounds max. had fought his longest fight of the career.