The American professional boxer , 1.73 m Height and 68 k Weight Undefeated 40 year old welterweight boxing champion, Floyd Joy Mayweather Jr, on Saturday night defeated 29 year old UFC champion, Conor McGregor in a knock out in Round 10 after the two men squared off in what was billed as the Fight of the Century at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on Saturday night.
The money-spinning showdown is likely to break all records and surpass the $600million generated by Mayweather’s fight with Manny Pacquiao in 2015.
He struggled the rest of the fight and at the 10th round, after a barrage of punches from Mayweather, the referee stopped the fight, because McGregor wasnt defending himself from Mayweather.
After winning the match, which was star studded, Mayweather swore it will be his last.
This is Mayweather’s 50th undefeated match.The match was a very interesting one with McGregor taking the first 3 rounds, but at the 4th round, he started to look fatigued.
McGregor’s admirable aggression at the very start of the fight had cost him. Having picked his opponent off for a couple of rounds, Mayweather went to work in the ninth, landing several punishing shots and somehow failing to land a knockdown before the bell rang. McGregor practically collapsed into his corner at the sound of the bell. A minute later and he was still not ready to resume.
Mayweather’s final flurry was vicious. A straight-right stunned McGregor and left him staggering backwards, with Byrd diving in to wave off the contest after two more shots to the head landed.
The audience packed with 20,000 fans with private jets ferrying celebrities into Vegas as bets worth more than a million dollars were placed on the match.
Having lost the first three rounds he picked up the next two, with the fifth ending in a moment of pantomime when Mayweather pushed away McGregor upon the sound of the bell for daring to mutter an insult in his direction. Byrd split them up, choosing to direct his ire towards the Irishman instead of the American.
Some of those A-listers who took their seats ringside were Bruce Willis, Leonardo DiCaprio, Jennifer Lopez, Vanessa Hudgens, Demi Lovato and LeBron James, all spotted eagerly waiting for the big fight. The money-spinning showdown is likely to break all records and surpass the $600million generated by Mayweather’s fight with Manny Pacquiao in 2015.
Nevada State Athletic Commission confirmed on Friday night that the minimum each fighter will earn is $100million for Floyd Mayweather and $30million for Conor McGregor.
However, if Paper view revenue stays in line with the Mayweather-Pacquiao bout, the fight purse is likely to be worth some $300million, with total revenues at $700million
Mayweather insisted this week that this is it, and that his second retirement from the sport will be more permanent than the first. “I’ve promised my children and I’ve promised the people around me that this is the last one,” he said. “You know that when you push your body to the limit and beaten everyone out there that now the time has come.”
McGregor remains the face of the UFC. He remains the biggest star in the rapidly growing sport of mixed martial arts. And — to quote an oft-repeated line from the controversial press tour to promote this fight — he has “quadrupled my net worth in one half a fight”.
No, both men emerge from this contest as winners, even if the history books will chalk this up as a victory for Mayweather.
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