Floyd Mayweather Jr. Defeats Conor McGregor By 10th Round T.K.O
Floyd Mayweather Jr. returned to the boxing ring and picked up the 50th win of his illustrious career, defeating Conor McGregor by 10th-round TKO on Saturday night in Las Vegas’ T-Mobile Arena.
The fight was surprisingly well-matched as McGregor more than held his own in what was his first professional boxing fight but Mayweather eventually proved too much as the fight went on.
At about the half way point of the fight McGregor began looking visibly fatigued and Mayweather sensed an opening. He showed a level of aggression rarely seen in his previous 49 victories.
In the 9th and 10th rounds Mayweather really went on the offensive, and McGregor had no answer for the barrage. After Mayweather landed a series of blows without reply from McGregor, referee Robert Byrd called for the bell with 1:55 to go in the round.
Mayweather said after the match said, “I gave the fans what they wanted to see. I told them that I owed them for the Pacquiao fight. I must come straight ahead and give them a show.”
He also went on to applaud McGregor, “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.
“That was my last fight. Tonight I chose the right dance partner. Conor you were a great dance partner tonight.”
With the victory, Mayweather surpasses Rocky Marciano, who retired in 1956 with a 49-0 record.
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