It’s all over. Floyd Mayweather vs Conor McGregor has come and gone with the Irishman beaten by technical knock out in the tenth round.
Mayweather has taken his boxing record to 50-0, the greatest of all time, and has since announced he’s going back into retirement.
In the aftermath of the fight, which was far more evenly contested than many thought it would be, Money told reporters this would be his last ever fight.
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He is a tough competitor and we gave them what the fans wanted to see – I owed them for the Manny Pacquiao fight.
He [McGregor] was a lot better than I thought. He was a tough competitor, but I was the better man. Our game plan was to take our time, let him shoot his heavy shots and take him out at the end.
In the MMA, he fights 25 minutes really hard, and after 25 minutes he starts to slow down. I guaranteed everybody this would not go the distance. Boxing’s reputation was on the line.
The referee was forced to stop the fight after Mayweather landed a series of serious blows to McGregor, with The Notorious looking like he was completely spent.
Mayweather went on to address becoming the greatest boxer of all time with a 50-0 record by saying:
Rocky Marciano is a legend and I look forward to going into the hall of fame one day.
This was my last fight tonight, for sure. I chose the right dance partner. Conor McGregor, you are a hell of a champion.
Whether you love him or loathe him, Mayweather has shown his class tonight.
Taking the idea of ‘being woke’ to a whole new level over a decade-long career in sport, court and online news, George has worked for titles and agencies including ESPN FC, Eurosport, LADbible and Court News UK. He may not have a degree but does have an unhealthy obsession with Lord of the Rings.