When Conor McGregor challenged Floyd Mayweather for a bout at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, with thousands in attendance and many more watching at home, he would have gone in thinking of two things: to take home, quite possibly, the biggest payday in boxing and second would be to end Mayweather’s 49-0 record. And after two rounds, he would have continued to think the same but then the unbeaten Mayweather started to get into the groove of things. By the tenth round, Mayweather had McGregor reeling back with numerous blows and out in a technical knockout. He immediately announced retirement after the bout.
Conor McGregor vs Floyd Mayweather updates: FLOYD MAYWEATHER BEATS CONOR MCGREGOR WITH A TECHNICAL KNOCK OUT IN THE 10TH ROUND. EXTENDS WINNING RUN TO 50-0! Multiple jabs by Mayweather there to see the Irishman hobble and move back before the referee intervened to stop the fight. This has been lots of fun! Immediately following the bout, Mayweather announces retirement. “This is my last fight tonight ladies and gentlemen and I chose the right partner to dance with”
1022 hrs IST: Floyd Mayweather Jr. has no fear of Conor McGregor’s punches and he lands big combinations to the head that shake McGregor. A tired McGregor holds on trying to stay upright as Mayweather batters him around the ring.
1016 hrs IST: All Mayweather now! He is dominating the bout now having suffered the brutal punches in the first two rounds and then some aggressive nature of the Irishman in the next two. But it is all Mr Money now!
1008 hrs IST: Floyd Mayweather Jr. continues to pursue Conor McGregor who tries to keep him off with little flurries. But Mayweather seems to be figuring something out and lands a hard left in the final minute in the fifth round. It is neck-and-neck now
1000 hrs IST: Conor McGregor doing more of the punching and the dominance after the first four rounds. Mayweather looking to weather the storm but being hit fiercely. The Irishman not backing down
0945 hrs IST: So after a delay “due to PPV issues”, the bout is on. Mayweather, 49-0, vs McGregor, 24-3, inside a boxing ring! The national anthems are done. Who will take this? Let us know your predictions!