Floyd Mayweather went into the McGregor fight saying ‘the only thing God made perfect was my boxing record’ which was an impressive 49-0. The champion boxer defeated Ireland’s Conor McGregor in the 10th round via a technical stoppage to retire with a perfect 50-0 record and prove that he still has what it takes even at 40.
McGregor Proves Critics Wrong
Many boxing fans called the ‘money fight’ a joke because Conor McGregor is a Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) fighter and was making his professional boxing debut against a future hall of famer and arguably the greatest boxer in the history of boxing. There were some boxing experts who predicted that McGregor would not land a single punch on Floyd and it would be a one sided contest.
It was anything but a one sided contest – atleast in the first 5 rounds. McGregor came out aggressive as expected and it took Floyd a few rounds to work out his style and find his range. McGregor landed a beautiful uppercut but it wasn’t powerful enough to knock Floyd out. McGregor also used a few hammer fists, pounding Mayweather at the back of his head when they clinched.
Mayweather Too Experienced For Conor
But as the fight started to go into the 7th and 8th round, McGregor started to tire and Floyd started to take control of the fight. The crowd did they best to cheer McGregor on but he was fatigued and Mayweather methodically took him apart. The referee stopped the fight in the 10th round as McGregor was struggling to defend himself to give Floyd his 50th victory in the ring. The two fighters who were very disrespectful of each other in the lead up to the fight, hugged each other after the fight and spoke highly of each other.
Conor McGregor said that he was not surprised by Floyd’s power or speed but he was very impressed by how composed Mayweather was in the ring. He put it down to his experience of 21 years in the boxing ring and paid respect to his 50-0 record.
Mayweather said he promised his fans a KO after a sluggish fight with Pacquiao and he was happy to deliver on his promise. Money Mayweather said Conor McGregor was better than he expected him to be but he won because he was the better boxer. Mayweather confirmed that this was his last professional fight and was happy to finish with a 50-0 record.