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Video: Mikey Garcia Talks Mayweather vs. McGregor Outcome

Floyd Mayweather Jr. figured out a 50th opponent, letting Conor McGregor have the early rounds before stalking him late and leaving the mixed martial artist defenseless and exhausted on the ropes.

Mayweather battered McGregor around the ring in the later rounds, finally stopping him at 1:05 of the 10th round Saturday night with a flurry of punches that forced referee Robert Byrd to stop the fight.

Before a pro-McGregor crowd that roared every time the UFC star landed a punch, Mayweather methodically broke him down after a slow start to score his first real stoppage in nearly a decade. He did it in what he said would be his final fight, against a fighter who had never been in a professional boxing match.

McGregor boxed surprisingly well early. But after landing some shots in the first three rounds, his punches seemed to lose their steam, and Mayweather went on the pursuit. McGregor backpedaled most of the way, stopping only to throw an occasional flurry as Mayweather wore him down.

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McGregor had vowed to knock Mayweather out within two rounds, and he won the early rounds with movement and punches to the head. But the tide of the fight turned in the fourth round as Mayweather seemed to figure out what he had to do and began aggressively stalking McGregor.

Mayweather was widely criticized for not going after Pacquiao in their megafight, and he didn't make the same mistake this time. In a fight that could make him $200 million he seemed to stagger McGregor with a series of punches in the ninth round, then came back in the 10th eager to finish it off.

McGregor went over and hugged Mayweather. He seemed almost happy in the ring afterward, secure that he had given a good performance even in losing.

Mayweather ran his record to 50-0, surpassing Rocky Marciano's 49-0 record and giving himself a great parting gift. He repeated afterward that he was not going to fight again.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by HarvardBlue on 08-27-2017

Good interview. It was also good to see the fans chime in about the fight. Mikey is a good dude.

Comment by danceswithfire on 08-27-2017

[QUOTE=jay543;17991560]So If Mcgregor gets beat by everyone... And a 40 year old Floyd coming off a 2 year retirement weighing 150 lbs walked him down and knocked him out after carrying him specifically to make the fight interesting for the…

Comment by jay543 on 08-27-2017

[QUOTE=danceswithfire;17991555]all ranked beat connor from pillar to post...reason why floyd let boxing down imo GGG would get charged with murder[/QUOTE] So If Mcgregor gets beat by everyone... And a 40 year old Floyd coming off a 2 year retirement weighing…

Comment by danceswithfire on 08-27-2017

[QUOTE=jay543;17991551]So then which current Jr Middleweight - Middleweight boxers do you see Mcgregor beating right now after what you saw vs Mayweather? ;)[/QUOTE] all ranked beat connor from pillar to post...reason why floyd let boxing down imo GGG would get…

Comment by jay543 on 08-27-2017

[QUOTE=danceswithfire;17991547]if anything i underestimated/underrated him and also over estimated/overrated floyd[/QUOTE] So then which current Jr Middleweight - Middleweight boxers do you see Mcgregor beating right now after what you saw vs Mayweather? ;)

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