Floyd Mayweather Retains Undefeated Title with Victory Against Conor McGregor

Although it did not come as much of a shock to anyone, Floyd Mayweather walked away from the much-anticipated Saturday night fight against Conor McGregor with the W. Before Saturday night’s (August 26) victory, Mayweather was already the title-holder of a 49-0 record and is now undefeated with the stats of 50-0. His 50th win means that he has surpassed the record of heavyweight boxer Rocky Marciano. Mayweather also solidified his position in the boxing world as a legend himself.

Though previously retired, Mayweather returned to the ring to fight against McGregor. After the fight, he confirmed that the ten rounds he fought against McGregor would be his last in the ring.

“This was my last fight tonight, for sure,” Mayweather said in a statement. “Tonight was my last fight. Tonight I chose the right dance partner to dance with. Conor, you are a hell of a champion.”

The much-talked about junior middleweight fight between the boxing legend and his opponent who was making his professional boxing debut, was watched at the Las Vegas T-Mobile Arena by 14,623 people. Some celebrity sightings at the venue included LeBron James and his wife Savannah, Jamie Foxx, Don Cheadle, P. Diddy and Cassie, Cedric the Entertainer, Chadwick Boseman, and more. Many other Mayweather vs. McGregor spectators watched the fight via Pay Per View.

Though largely improbable, it was McGregor that put the desire to fight Mayweather out into the universe. Mayweather was against it initially, but eventually came around to going head to head against the MMA fighter. Perhaps the money played a huge part in that.

Reportedly, Mayweather was going to leave the ring with $100 million and McGregor was promised close to $30 million. However, it is likely that Mayweather will actually have a payday of nearly $200 million and McGregor will have a payday of $100 million.

29-year-old McGregor gave Mayweather his props post-fight in regards to his technique and legacy.

“He’s composed, he’s not that fast, he’s not that powerful, but, boy, is he composed in there,” McGregor said in a statement. “I thought it was close though, and I thought it was a bit of an early stoppage. I was just a little fatigued. He was just a lot more composed with his shots. I have to give it to him, that’s what 50 pro fights will do for you.”

During the fight, McGregor was able to get in more hits at Mayweather than usual (he got in 111 hits in total), but ultimately Mayweather delivered the night’s ultimate blow: the TKO that resulted in McGregor’s defeat.

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