Mayweather defeats Conor Mcgregor in historic fight to go 50-0: He is TBE: “The Best Ever”
Mayweather defats Conor Mcgregor to improve his boxing record to 50-0 and cements his place as a boxing legend.
Mcgregor surpised the boxing world by being very poised. Despite the fight being his boxing debut, he posed a credible challenge to Mayweather and according to the compubox card, won several of the early rounds.
I am a huge fight fan and it was a fantastic event to watch a great fight. Mayweather, without a doubt, is the greatest defensive fighter of all time. But, because of his style, Mayweather has received a lot of heat in previous fights for not making them “entertaining” enough. Mayweather would evade and tire his opponents and only throw enough to win the rounds and thus the fight. Love it or hate it, Mayweather is the best at it, and no matter your game plan, you end up fighting Mayweather’s fight and he beats you.
Even Pacquiao could not resist throwing a quick jab at Flloyd before the fight
Mayweather said “he owed it to his fans after the Pacquiao fight”. He explained he could have sat back and boxed Mcgregor, but instead he chose to walk him down and make the fight entertaining. “Money” promised the fight wouldn’t go the distance, and it didn’t.
“I turned him into a Mexican”
Tonight was different. Mcgregor said about Mayweather post fight, “I turned him into a Mexican”. But that, Conor meant that Mayweather became a far more aggressive fighter than we have seen in a long while. Mayweather walked Conor down which caused Mcgregor to tire physically and mentally. By the 10th round, as boxing fans predicted, Conor tired and Mayweather was able to rain down shots before the referee stepped in to stop the fight.
It will frustrate Mcgregor fans that Conor never went down and they can argue that the referee stopped the fight early. For sure the fight was so entertaining that a few more rounds would have been worth it. However, there was no doubt that Mayweather had already begun to turn the tables are was establishing extreme dominance.
By the 10th round the referee stops the fight for a Mayweather victory by TKO
What does the future hold for both men?
Mayweather has nothing left to accomplish. He has surpassed the great Rocky Marciano and will go back into retirmenet.
Mcgregor will most likely return to the UFC where he has title defenses to make and a potential Trilogy-Fight with Nate Diaz that is sure to be a fan favorite.
Despite the loss, Mcgregor is still a winner. No one said this fight would be possible – they made it happen. Many said he would not even last one round, or land one punch. He did, in his first ever professional fight against the greatest of all time.
Say what you want about Conor, the man has balls, and he is a true martial artists, being able to adapt to the sport of boxing. In such a short period of time, relinquishing his many other weapons that would be available to him in the Octagon, Conor was able to last 10 rounds with the best.
The Money Belt
Both men will walk away with a staggering amount of money. Mayweather will also add to his collection the specially made “money” belt.
It contains 3,360 diamonds, 600 sapphires, 160 emeralds and approximately 3.3 pounds of 24-karat gold, and it also features the names of both combatants.
Winner, Winner, Chicken Dinner.
Boxing fans have a legend of the sport remain undefeated. UFC fans are able to hold their heads high with Conor giving a great showing. All the world was entertained to a mega-fight that lived up to its hype.
Flloyd will retire having made an estimated a 1 Billion USD from the sport of boxing. Mcgregor is said to have “quadrupled his net worth”. Yes the fans won, but I think both those men will be sleeping with smiles tonight.
The world of combat sports has changed. Will we ever see another Mayweather again? It’s not about being the best, being the hardest hitter, or the fastest. It is about having that commanding presence inside and outside the ring. It is about being a fighter that fight fans will want to watch because its entertaining.