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post in: Facts, News Date:07 Jun 2013, 20:54 views:2567
Mayweather, who came out of retirement for the fight, now has a record of 50-0 - surpassing heavyweight great Rocky Marciano's 49-0 record for most wins without a loss or draw. Mixed martial arts champion McGregor, who was making his professional boxing debut, failed to pull off what might have been the greatest upset in combat sports history. But the former apprentice plumber from Dublin made the fight much more compelling than most experts had predicted at the T-Mobile Arena.
Many expected Floyd Mayweather Jr to dispatch his MMA opponent Conor McGregor with ease - but the story youtube of the fight was very different.
Ultimate Fighting Championship star McGregor looked relaxed in his dressing room before the fight. Mayweather, who had retired cool in 2015, entered the ring with an unblemished tally of 49 wins. McGregor had never fought a professional boxing bout before the Las Vegas showpiece.
P Diddy was among the celebrity-filled audience, with actress Charlize Theron and former boxing world champion Mike Tyson also ringside. Actor Bruce Willis walked the red carpet ahead of the bout. Demi Lovato sang the national anthem before the fight got under way shortly after 5am UK time.
It was claimed the fight was available for broadcast in a billion homes. Underdog McGregor got Mayweather against the ropes at the start of the fight.
The former apprentice plumber more than held lopez his own during the first three rounds. But as the Irishman's arms tired, 40-year-old 'Moneymaker' took control.
Mayweather dominated the 9th round.before the referee stepped in as McGregor wobbled during the 10th. Mayweather is viewed as one of the greatest boxers of all time - but this will go down as one of his toughest fights.
Mayweather admitted afterwards: 'He is a lot better than I thought he was'. He described the Irishman as a 'true champion'. McGregor's performance exceeded almost all expectations and it could lead to more regular instances of MMA fighters crossing sports.