Floyd Mayweather has won what was billed as the fight the century, and the richest fight boxing history. Mayweather took home a staggering $100 million defeating Conor McGregor 10 rounds in Las Vegas Saturday. Thousands spectators paid tens thousands of dollars ringside seats. Millions more around the world tuned on pay-per-view streaming sites. Boxing purists derided the fight as a circus event and a mismatch. It pitched Mayweather, one the greatest fighters in boxing history, who had never been defeated or even knocked , against McGregor - a mixed martial arts fighter his first ever professional boxing match. But the hype surrounding it made it a huge spectacle.
Mayweather, 40, entered the ring the heavy favourite, even though he retired two years ago. His boxing record was 49 wins (including 26 knockouts) and no defeats. McGregor, 29, is the reigning Ultimate Fighting Championship lightweight world champion. Mayweather's victory came early the 10th round. The referee dived to save McGregor from any more punishment from Mayweather's flurries punches. Victory means Mayweather has 50 wins and no defeats, to edge ahead the legendary Rocky Marciano, who retired a 49-0 record. McGregor gave a gutsy and spirited performance, but the end, Mayweather's vast experience and superior technique came .