Floyd Mayweather Jr. sets record of 50 undefeated career wins when he stopped Conor McGregor in the 10th round of the richest fight in boxing history.
The fight started off in lively manner as the UFC champion McGregor exerted pressure on Mayweather with short jabs and an unorthodox style. It was his first ever boxing bout, an unfamiliar territory for the torrential fighter in the octagon. The Irishman fought with a style which saw the experienced Mayweather Jr. caught time after time in the first three rounds of the fight.
The American established rhythm from the fourth-round onward, pressing forward with straight right punches in what appeared to be a game plan to wear out the MMA fighter. The surprisingly entertaining fight saw the two fighters exchange some insightful punches through the rounds as the crowd consistently cheered on. Mayweather Jr. increased the tempo on the 9th round, catching McGregor with more precise power-punches as the 29-yr old’s leg began to weaken.
It wasn’t until the 10th-roung when Mayweather Jr. forged forward and picked off his opponent with the combination of straight right punches and combinations time and again that prompted legendary referee Robert Byrd to call a halt to the fight.
The result saw Mayweather Jr. improve his undefeated record to 50 and 0 with 27 victories by KO.
The fight which took place at the sold-out T-Mobile Arena in Paradise, Nevada saw two of the finest fighters in combat sports rumble for the biggest purse ever generated in a fight history. It was also known as “The Money Fight,” the biggest pay-per-view event on television history, offered in domestic USA at $89.95 plus $10 high-definition fee.
40-yr old Mayweather Jr. who came out of retirement to take the fight is widely regarded as the best boxer in modern era. He soon after announced his retirement from the sport.