FLOYD MAYWEATHER WALKS AWAY THE UNDISPUTED KING OF THE RING WITH AN UNMATCHED 50-0 RECORD. 🏆🥊📈
Floyd Mayweather promised his fight against Conor McGregor wouldn't go the distance and so he delivered. Money notched a 10th-round TKO against McGregor on Saturday night in Las Vegas.
It seems like all the boxing Pundits may have been right about this fight but were they? Remember how they all scoffed at Conor’s chances of even laying a single glove on Mayweather, well according to the compu-box punching stats McGregor landed more punches on Floyd Mayweather than Manny Pacquiao - in two fewer rounds.
The notorious one fell short on his professional debut as he was stopped in the 10th session by Mayweather. But he had early success as he won the opening three rounds - and that was reflected in the punch stats. McGregor landed 111 of the 430 punches he threw, a percentage of 26.That compares favourably to Pacquiao who landed 81 of the 429 shots he threw, a percentage of 19.The Filipino boxing legend was soundly outpointed when he fought Mayweather two years ago.Mayweather outlanded McGregor 130-60 in rounds six through ten at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
McGregor had a 51-40 edge in landed punches in the first five rounds before he began to show signs that he was running on an empty tank. Eventually, it became clear that Mayweather was hunting for a knock-out, teeing off on McGregor's head with one punch after another. Going into the 10th, McGregor was running on empty and Mayweather could smell blood. He landed a few more head shots before McGregor, woozy and wobbly, was saved by the referee who stopped the fight.
In his post-fight interview, Mayweather admits that McGregor was a tougher opponent than he expected. But he also said he executed his game plan flawlessly, allowing McGregor to wear out in the early rounds, fire all of his big shots, then fatigue down the stretch. Mayweather turned on the gas the final few rounds, finishing off McGregor after the fighter had long been running on empty.
Said Mayweather of McGregor: "He’s a lot better than I thought he was. He used different angles. He was a tough competitor. But I was the better man tonight."
McGregor said he wished the ref had let the fight keep going, saying he was only fatigued.
"I thought it was a little early of a stoppage," he said.
As for Mayweather, McGregor praised the boxing star but also didn't sound over-the-top impressed with his opponent.
"He was a lot more composed under the shots," he offered.