Mayweather scores 10th-round TKO on McGregor after spirited bout
What a showing.
Floyd Mayweather defeated Conor McGregor by technical knockout in the 10th round of Saturday night's blockbuster fight at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas to move his boxing record to 50-0.
The official stopped the bout ruling the fight a TKO after McGregor failed to throw a shot for over a minute as Mayweather landed a flurry of shots. At the time of the stoppage, all three judges had scored a win for Mayweather 89-81, 89-82, and 87-83.
While McGregor lost the bout, he won over many of his biggest critics as he controlled the fight through the first four rounds before Mayweather began his attack in the fifth. McGregor landed 111 of 430 punches thrown, which was a higher amount of punches and a better connection percentage than Manny Pacquiao did against Mayweather, according to MMA Fighting's Mike Chiappetta. In comparison, Mayweather landed 170 of 320 punches.
After the fight, Mayweather confirmed that he will be retiring at 50-0 and commended McGregor for his efforts. With the win, Mayweather passes Rocky Marciano's perfect 49-0 boxing record.
"A win is a win, no matter how you get it," Mayweather said, according to MMA Fighting's Dave Doyle. "Rocky Marciano is a legend and I look forward to going into the Hall of Fame one day. This was my last fight tonight. For sure. Tonight was my last fight. Tonight I chose the right dance partner to dance with. Conor you are a hell of a champion."
While McGregor hinted that he will return to the Octagon, he fared well enough as a boxer that he may make another appearance in the squared circle. Showing his true MMA nature, McGregor was frustrated that the official stopped the fight before he went to the canvas, but appeared in great spirits in his post-fight interview.
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