McGregor, a mixed martial arts champion, failed to pull off what would have been the greatest upset in combat sports history but made the fight much more compelling than most experts had predicted.
Still undefeated!Floyd Mayweather defeats Conor McGregor with a TKO in the 10th round. pic.twitter.com/agq9S1TBdz — SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) August 27, 2017
"He's a lot better than I thought he was." #Mayweather on #McGregor#MayweatherMcGregorpic.twitter.com/6lhKYWB4yu — UFC (@ufc) August 27, 2017Whether the megafight will be the richest of all-time, as promoters predicted, is still to be determined but Mayweather left no doubt of his place in the pantheon of boxing greats in what he said was his last fight.
Floyd Mayweather says his boxing career is officially over. Again. pic.twitter.com/DthQ7yf1Dm — SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) August 27, 2017As promised, McGregor came out full of fury and menace but Mayweather, long regarded as the finest defensive fighter to step into the ring, left few openings and used the first three rounds to feel out his opponent. By the fourth round Mayweather went on the attack and started landing blow after blow against a suddenly desperate McGregor who was bravely hanging on while clutching and grabbing the American. McGregor against the ropes and landing a flurry of punches when the referee stepped in to stop the fight.