The Money Fight: Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs Conor McGregor
Floyd Mayweather Jr makes easy money in a comeback fight which draws so much attention, fighting a man who hasn't boxed before.
McGregor had promised to knock Mayweather out in 2 rounds, he talked about the all time great, dying in the ring, and all kinds of nonsense, he complained about the weight of the gloves, explaining them to be Mayweather's reason for seeing out the first session, even though they were no heavier than standard boxing gloves which Mayweather had fought with throughout his outstanding career. McGregor had said before the fight, "no one, strikes like me", "I am boxing!", it was big talk from a man who had never fought.
Mayweather showed respect to McGregor throughout much of the build up, explained that he was not an easy opponent, showed a humble side to himself.
The fight started with a laughably relaxed Mayweather walking forward without a care in the world, and McGregor throwing very slow punches at his opponent, landing rarely, with weak punches. Mayweather gave up the first round by default, and round 2 was similar, with Mayweather landing very few punches, less than 5, and McGregor, again, throwing, sometimes managing to hit a man who isn't even trying, with slow, off target shots. McGregor looked to be tiring as he sat heavily on stool after just 2 rounds of what the older man in Mayweather was doing as if it was absolutely nothing, not even looking warmed up.
Round 3 was similar, but Mayweather began to start boxing in round 4, after this round, McGregor was absolutely gassed, and from round 5, to round 9, Mayweather easily walloped, punished a spent, defenceless McGregor, still not really trying, carrying a very vulnerable opponent through the rounds. Mayweather seemed slightly frustrated, and surprised at his opponent's lack of power, fitness, maybe disappointed for the fans. Mayweather steps it up ever so slightly when he feels McGregor really weakening in round 9, after letting him push out some more disappointing punches in round 8, Mayweather stops messing around, and starts to punish McGregor, nailing him with shot after shot, giving him a 3 minute beating.
Mayweather beats McGregor effortlessly in round 10, walking forward with the punches, not a lot of commitment to them, and they were still having an affect on McGregor, and Mayweather beats him around the square circle, painfully. McGregor didn't seem able to make Maywather work even a little bit harder, and instead looked like he was in there just to not quit, and before round 10 would come to a close, Mayweather's beating which was increasing, came to a safe, wise, compassionately decided close as referee Robert Byrd takes McGregor out of his misery, and Mayweather, gets 50th victory, in what was probably easier than every one of his other 49 fights.
Sadly, Mayweather didn't manage to change McGregor's attitude, he didn't humble him, and the 'boxer' insisted after the fight that the stoppage was premature, and the judges were biased, though they gave him all he deserved.
Mayweather tried his best to entertain the fans, give them what he felt they missed out on when his fight against Manny Pacquiao didn't live up to expectations back in May 2015, but he didn't have a dance partner, and he couldn't give us a really entertaining fight, still, Mayweather still lives as a retired boxing legend, who will always be respected, and looked up to by boxing fans all around the world, and Mayweather, well he had certainly earned plenty of $s from this assignment, not undeservingly.
Judges scorecards at the time of the finish.