Despite his bold predictions, Conor McGregor didn’t manage to upset Floyd Mayweather. In one of the most hyped boxing matches of past couple of years, Mayweather defeated UFC fighter Conor McGregor in the 10th round by TKO. This meant Floyd Mayweather remained undefeated, retiring once again, but this time with a 50-0 record, passing the great Rocky Marciano. Of course, this fight being counted into Mayweather’s record won’t sit well with everyone. There are plenty of those who believe that a fight against a fighter who didn’t have previous boxing experience shouldn’t be a part of his record.
For first 3 rounds, McGregor put up a good fight, landing a couple of solid punches. The 4th round saw Mayweather waking up as McGregor was already looking tired. Mayweather said that he and his team planned for this all along. The goal was to let McGregor “shoot his shots early” and finish it later in the match. Mayweather started to land punches and combos while exhausted McGregor didn’t have an adequate answer. In the 10th round, McGregor was getting hit with clean punches all over the place, and referee Robert Byrd had to step in and end the match. After the fight, McGregor wasn’t too happy about the match being stopped, saying he was just a bit fatigued and could have carried on.
According to CompuBox, Floyd Mayweather landed 170 out of 320 punches (53%), while Conor McGregor landed 111 out of 430 (26%). Interesting thing is that McGregor managed to land more punches than Manny Pacquiao, who landed 81 punches in his 12 rounds against Mayweather. Take a look at all of the Shostats from Compubox below.
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Despite the entire buzz that was created around this fight, the 20,000 seats T-Mobile arena wasn’t packed, with 14,623 people in attendance. It looks like ticket prices ranging from $500 to $10,000 were just a bit too much.