Undefeated 40 year old welterweight boxing champion, Floyd Mayweather, on Saturday night defeated 29 year old UFC champion, Conor McGregor in a knock out in Round 10 after the two men squared off in what was billed as the Fight of the Century at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on Saturday night.
This is Mayweather’s 50th undefeated match.The match was a very interesting one with McGregor taking the first 3 rounds, but at the 4th round, he started to look fatigued.
He struggled the rest of the fight and at the 10th round, after a barrage of punches from Mayweather, the referee stopped the fight, because McGregor wasnt defending himself from Mayweather.
After winning the match, which was star studded, Mayweather swore it will be his last.
The money-spinning showdown is likely to break all records and surpass the $600million generated by Mayweather’s fight with Manny Pacquiao in 2015.
The audience packed with 20,000 fans with private jets ferrying celebrities into Vegas as bets worth more than a million dollars were placed on the match.
Some of those A-listers who took their seats ringside were Bruce Willis, Leonardo DiCaprio, Jennifer Lopez, Vanessa Hudgens, Demi Lovato and LeBron James, all spotted eagerly waiting for the big fight. The money-spinning showdown is likely to break all records and surpass the $600million generated by Mayweather’s fight with Manny Pacquiao in 2015.
Nevada State Athletic Commission confirmed on Friday night that the minimum each fighter will earn is $100million for Floyd Mayweather and $30million for Conor McGregor.
However, if Paper view revenue stays in line with the Mayweather-Pacquiao bout, the fight purse is likely to be worth some $300million, with total revenues at $700million.