Mayweather knocks out McGregor

On Saturday at Las Vegas, Floyd Mayweather Jr. an American former boxer had a face off with Conor  McGregor who is an Irish professional mixed martial artist and professional boxer, where the American fighter totally elbowed out the Irish boxer with a 10th-round stoppage to win their money-spinning superfight and snatch his 50th straight away victory.

Floyd Mayweather  is a five-division world champion, having 15 world titles and linear championship in four different weight classes (twice in welterweight), in his hall of fame, and retired with an undefeated record. He emerged from the two year retirement to take on the Irish mixed martial arts star, where he took his time to get going before dominating from the fourth round.

The fight ended with a tired McGregor doubled over on the ropes as Mayweather landed two hard left hooks, prompting referee Robert Byrd to intervene and declare a technical knockout.

“A win is a win, no matter how you get it,” said Mayweather, who said during the buildup that he would consider it a failure if he didn’t score a knockout. “Rocky Marciano is a legend, and I look forward to going into the Hall of Fame one day.”

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There was basically no logical reason to give. McGregor, the UFC’s 155-pound champion and one of the best mixed martial artists in the world but not a boxer, a chance in a boxing ring, but that didn’t stop legions from cheering for the underdog. But in the end it was Mayweather, a five-division world champion and the greatest fighter of his era, whose class shined though after a bit of a slow start, which he said was part of his game plan.

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by Siddharth Sarkhel, The Blogging Connection