Mayweather TKOs McGregor
Floyd Mayweather defeated a spent Connor McGregor in the 10th round in their superfight at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
Ring official Robert Byrd stopped the fight with 1:57 seconds left in the 10th round to save McGregor from further punishment.
Mayweather was slightly ahead, 86-85 coming to the 10th round. The two-weight MMA champion, however, was visibly exhausted and gasping for air after reaching that far in the fight.
Mayweather, who surpassed Rocky Marciano’s 49-0 record, showed why he survived several close calls before and remained undefeated in his professional career.
The Irishman started strong taking the opening three rounds.
In the fourth round, Mayweather took over. He rattled McGregor with his punches while solidifying his defense to frustrate the MMA champion fighting in his first professional boxing match.
Mayweather took rounds 4 to 7. McGregor somehow managed to stop the bleeding in the 8th round taking a close edge over the American champ.
Then the inevitable began to happen in the 9th. McGregor was running empty and Mayweather sensed it.
By the 10th it was over. Mayweather hitting McGregor at will with the Irishman reeling without any defense or energy left.
McGregor, for his credit, was the better fighter in the first three rounds. Too bad the fight was up to 12 rounds.
By Erel Cabatbat