Boxing legend Floyd Mayweather took his record to an unprecedented 50-0 to officially crown himself as boxing’s king after defeating Conor McGregor early Sunday morning.
The American stopped the UFC star in the 10th round of an engaging contest at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
But McGregor silenced naysayers who laughed off his chances of landing a single punch on Mayweather, as the Irishman landed early, and landed 30 more punches on Mayweather than Pacquiao did.
The tenth round brought the end for McGregor’s effort as Mayweather pounced and put shot after shot on his opponent’s chin.
After the victory, Mayweather heaped praises on McGregor for the valiant effort he showed in their bout, and insisted he “was a lot better” than he expected.
“Rocky Marciano is a legend and I look forward to going into the hall of fame one day,” he said after the fight.
“This was my last fight tonight, ladies and gentleman for sure. I chose the right dance partner to dance partner. Conor McGregor you are a hell of a champion.
“He was a lot better than I thought, he was a tough competitor, but I was the better man tonight.
“Our game plan was to take our time, let him shoot his heavy shots and take him out at the end.
“In the MMA he fights 25 minutes really hard and after 25 minutes he starts to slow down. I guaranteed everybody this would not go the difference. Boxing’s reputation was on the line.”
Mayweather went ahead to celebrate in the ring as he extended his record to an unprecedented 50-0 while McGregor complained about the stoppage.
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