Floyd Mayweather beat Conor McGregor in Las Vegas Saturday night, to claim his 50th victory. With this win under his belt, Mayweather maintains his unbeaten record.
The outcome isn't much of a surprise — the fact that the fight went on for so long was to many.
Newbie McGregor was written off before the fight, but the Irishman surprised many of his critics with a largely professional display, taking the fight to 10 rounds.
In the 10th round of the surprisingly competitive fight, Mayweather backed McGregor onto the ropes with a series of rights and lefts, leaving McGregor bloodied. He was about to fall through the ropes when the referee stepped in to stop the fight with 1:55 remaining in the round.
“I gave the fans what they wanted to see,” Mayweather said after the fight. “I told them that I owed them for the Pacquiao fight. I must come straight ahead and give them a show.”
All three judges had Mayweather ahead of McGregor when the fight was stopped in the 10th round: The scores at that stage were 87-83, 89-82 and 89-81.
“He’s a lot better than I thought he was, but I was the better man,” Mayweather said.
Celebrity fight fans from around the globe weighed in on Twitter with their thoughts on the contest, with both the McGregor and Mayweather sides equally represented.
This is how the sports world, celebrities and people reacted on Twitter to Floyd Mayweather's TKO win over Conor McGregor in the richest fight in combat sports history.
#MayweathervMcgregor Mayweather won the fight. McGregor won the lottery.— Chuck Woolery (@chuckwoolery) August 27, 2017
Conor McGregor did phenomenal. Well done Irish. Well done Mayweather.— devon sawa (@DevonESawa) August 27, 2017
THE BEST EVER!!!!— Sean Diddy Combs (@diddy) August 27, 2017
McGregor has a career in boxing ahead of him if he wants. You can bet on that. #MayMac— Brian Campbell (@BCampbellCBS) August 27, 2017
Want a more exciting fight? The two best heavyweights in the world. @anthonyfjoshua let's do this. Don't be scared homie!— Stipe Miocic (@stipemiocicufc) August 27, 2017
Money well earned @thenotoriousmma respect.— Luke Rockhold (@LukeRockhold) August 27, 2017
Respect to McGregor for taking a chance but congrats to Floyd on #50!— Manny Pacquiao (@mannypacquiao) August 27, 2017
Wow that was a stoppage that could've gone longer. Respect to the ref, he saved Conor! RESPECT Mac you repped MMA well! #MayweatherMcGregor— Derek Brunson (@DerekBrunson) August 27, 2017
Great fight. Congrats to both McGregor & Mayweather well spent money— George Foreman (@GeorgeForeman) August 27, 2017
McGregor will win this fight.— Aaron Carter (@aaroncarter) August 27, 2017
If you are not here! You are NOT! pic.twitter.com/cMuSKMWjLV— Michael Irvin (@michaelirvin88) August 27, 2017
Anyone that chirped McGregor look yourself in the mirror. What a fight and what an athlete. Earned every piece of respect possible.— Tyler Seguin (@tseguinofficial) August 27, 2017
Guys making 100 million plus got to go to the canvas and not get up to get knocked out.— Josh Donaldson (@BringerOfRain20) August 27, 2017
This may yet be the richest fight ever, surpassing the reported $620 million earned by Mayweather's win over Manny Pacquiao in 2015.
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