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On the Mayweather-McGregor boxing booth, as reported by the BBC News, the former five-weight world champion faced flurries of early punches from UFC’s most iconic figure who was making his debut in professional boxing at Las Vegas’ T-Mobile Arena.

According to the BBC Correspondent, McGregor had a good start. And, was nearly seeming as though Mayweather was losing the fight.

“McGregor delivered a crisp uppercut in round one and, though he edged close to breaking the rules with several punches to the back of the head, he imposed himself admirably without ever looking as though he would knock out Mayweather.

“The American, who came out of retirement for a potential $300m (£230m) pay day, executed a gameplan which pounced on McGregor’s lack of conditioning for the late rounds which prove so key on big fight nights.

“As the Irishman tired, Mayweather upped his ferocity and by round nine the 40-year-old began to stalk his opponent, whose legs were weakening under more successful shots.”

In the turn of event, just in the 10th round, Mayweather carried the day, drawing the curtain of the much anticipated event.

BBC correspondent however noted that ‘Referee Robert Byrd’s stoppage may have arrived too early for some, as McGregor’s early effort led to a belief inside the arena he could pull off the biggest upset in the history of the sport.

Reacting to the fight after the hit session and rounds, Mayweather acknowledged the strength of McGregor, noting that he never expected such a tough fight.

“He was a lot better than I thought. But I was the better man. I guaranteed everybody this would not go the distance. Boxing’s reputation was on the line.”

In the words of McGregor, he assured fans of not ruling out boxing as against earlier wish. “I thought it was close and I thought it was a bit of an early stoppage. I was just a little fatigued.”

 

 

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