Floyd Mayweather defeated Conor McGregor through tenth-round technical knockout of their crossover boxing match in 2017. The combat is extensively considered essentially the most high-profile combat in fight sports activities historical past. Mayweather improved his undefeated file to 50-0 with the win over McGregor and retired from skilled boxing. He has since solely competed in an exhibition combat in opposition to Rizin Champion Tenshin Nasukawa in 2018.
Rumors of a possible crossover combat between the most important names in boxing and MMA floated round for a 12 months. Floyd Mayweather urged Conor McGregor to signal the contract throughout a March 2017 interview with ESPN. The callout confirmed to combat followers that the bout was certainly within the works.
The much-anticipated bout between Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather happened on August 26, 2017, on the T-Cell Enviornment in Las Vegas. After a robust begin to the combat, Conor McGregor did not sustain with Mayweather because the combat progressed, and the Irishman was knocked out on the ft within the tenth spherical.
The bout bought 4.3 million pay-per-views. It’s the second-highest purchase price in fight sports activities historical past after Mayweather vs Pacquiao that generated 4.6 million pay-per-view buys.
Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather are set to return to competitors
The combat in opposition to Floyd Mayweather was the one skilled boxing match of Conor McGregor’s preventing profession. The Irishman has hit a tough patch since his return to MMA, shedding two of his final three fights.
McGregor suffered the primary knockout lack of his MMA profession in opposition to Dustin Poirier of their January 2021 rematch at UFC 257. The pair will combat within the rubber match at UFC 264 pay-per-view occasion on July 10, 2021. The winner of the bout is almost definitely to be the subsequent challenger to the light-weight title.
Floyd Mayweather is about to combat YouTuber-turned-professional boxer Logan Paul in a weird boxing exhibition on June 6, 2021. Though Paul has a big dimension benefit over Mayweather, the talent hole between the 2 is huge. At 44 years of age, Floyd Mayweather has proven eager curiosity in competing in boxing exhibitions in opposition to celebrities in 2021, together with Logan Paul’s youthful brother Jake Paul.