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Floyd Mayweather announces retirement after Conor McGregor win

27 Agosto 2017, 08:51 | Cornelio Vivanco

Floyd Mayweather announces retirement after Conor McGregor win

Floyd Mayweather announces retirement after Conor McGregor win

McGregor backpedaled most of the way, stopping only to throw an occasional flurry as Mayweather wore him down. And since he could not use his legs, that was the beginning of the end for him. "I'm going to take over the Irish whiskey market... and this is delicious!"

"I did what I do best", he said.

Floyd Mayweather versus Conor McGregor was dubbed 'The Money Fight' and that's exactly what the match-up produced.

Speaking afterwards, Mayweather admitted the fight had gone on longer than he and father Floyd Sr had expected. For example, Floyd controls the investment of power in his punches.

The result was a boon for the sportsbooks, who would have had big losses if McGregor had pulled off the upset.

For his effort, Mayweather is reported to walk away with $400 million.

The likes of LeBron James, Jennifer Lopez and other A-listers were in attendance at the fight, but instead of mingling with them after the defeat, McGregor showed where his priorities lie.

"Boxing is a hell of a sport, MMA is a hell of a sport".

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. It was Mayweather's first K.O. since his win over Victor Ortiz in 2011. But I broke him down.

However, Mayweather's superior experience and game plan to tire out McGregor soon worked. He started to keep his hands up and come forward.

"He's composed, he's not that fast, he's not that powerful, but, boy, is he composed in there", McGregor said.

While you're here.Watch our Mayweather vs. McGregor special with Aisling Daly, Kellie Harrington, Dion Fanning and Wooly on SportsJOE Live. I'll just let it go.

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