Floyd Mayweather defeats Conor McGregor with 10th-round knockout
Floyd Mayweather is a boxing legend, and he entered his fight against Conor McGregor with a 49-0 professional boxing record. Naturally, Mayweather was the heavy favorite in his bout with McGregor, who had never competed in a professional boxing match.
Though McGregor performed better than many expected, Mayweather pulled away as the fight went on, and he claimed victory with a technical knockout in round 10.
McGregor looked gassed in the later rounds, and Mayweather really took over in rounds nine and 10, as it became evident it was not a matter of if but when Mayweather would knock McGregor out. After forcing the tired UFC star to the middle of the ring to fight, Mayweather got McGregor’s back against the ropes before knocking him out.
Some said McGregor won all of the first three rounds (the typical consensus was a 10-9 score for each of those rounds), but it was all Mayweather from there on out.
Nonetheless, McGregor earned the respect of many for his efforts.
Kudos to McGregor – he did an excellent job, ran out of gas. That fight was way better than I ever imagined. Compelling.
— Bill Simmons (@BillSimmons) August 27, 2017
Conor’s a warrior. Nothing to be embarrassed about. Tough as hell.
— Jim Rome (@jimrome) August 27, 2017
McGregor landed 111 punches in the fight. #MayweathervMcgregor
— Matt Parrino (@MattParrinoUFC) August 27, 2017
My Gregor is the truth but this fight was hyped up when we knew what would happen … ultimately https://t.co/CBnk1Vnnbd
— Damian Lillard (@Dame_Lillard) August 27, 2017
Through 10 rounds, I had it 5-5 … but obviously the fight was stopped and Floyd certainly had the advantage when Conor's legs went.
— Skip Bayless (@RealSkipBayless) August 27, 2017
Mayweather said after the fight McGregor was better than he expected.