RECAP: Floyd Mayweather TKOs Conor McGregor

Posted at 10:13 PM, Aug 26, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-27 01:26:41-04

Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor went toe-to-toe tonight in a professional boxing match, the first of McGregor's career, so it should come as no surprise that Mayweather ended the fight with relative ease in the 10th round. 

Let's start by stating the obvious — this fight was always about the money. 

Mayweather is easily the best boxer of the past 20 years and he's used those talents to amass quite a large fortune. That fortune grew exponentially tonight by all accounts. Mayweather is expected to earn upwards of $250 million dollars from this fight and Conor McGregor will sit somewhere around $120 million. 

With that being said, it's hard to call either of these men losers. McGregor came in as a novice boxer, but great MMA striker, and it showed. He attempted to give Mayweather looks and angles that were foreign to him but that strategy immediately appeared flawed. 

Mayweather was quick to adjust to Conor's awkward movements and impose his boxing expertise on the bout. After a few rounds, it was apparent that McGregor couldn't handle Floyd's precision and the systematic destruction of McGregor began.

To McGregor's credit, he took a beating and kept moving forward. He scored on the cards and earned a few early rounds. He also showed the heart of a champion in round 8, 9, and 10 but in the end, Floyd Mayweather's precision and skill were too much to handle. The referee stepped in and saved McGregor from his pride. 

So as the night winds down, fans can at least leave feeling they got their $100 worth of the main event, unlike the Pacquaio fight. Mayweather fans saw his most aggressive fight in a decade and McGregor fans can say that their man dared to be great.