In a fairly entertaining fight, Floyd Mayweather gets win number 50! Mayweather(50-0, 27 KOs) beats Conor McGregor(0-1) by 10th round TKO.
The fight took place in front of 14,623 spectators at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on Saturday night (Showtime PPV).
McGregor, 29, fought fairly well, but he did not have the stamina to get it done. Mayweather, 40, said after the fight that he will retire, and McGregor said he would consider boxing, but would also like to return to the UFC.
Here are photos from this big event:
Photos from Esther Lin/SHOWTIME
Floyd Mayweather has watched the sparring video leaked by UFC head Dana White between Conor McGregor and Paulie Malignaggi. He discussed the 12-round sparring session on a conference call on Thursday night:
“It was real interesting, but a lot of “rabbit punching.” Illegal rabbit punches behind the head. A lot of shots was illegal. A lot of grappling, a lot wrestling; a lot of illegal shots. That’s just my honest personal opinion,” Mayweather said.
Mayweather went on to discuss the controversial knockdown in the sparring session:
“Some may call it a knockdown; some may not call it a knockdown. At the end day, it only counts once you get under the lights. That’s just the gym,” Mayweather said.
“We sitting here judging Paulie(Malignaggi), a guy that’s been retired, commentating and traveling the world; not going to the gym at all, and going in there with an athlete period that’s just working out everyday. Honestly, it should not have even went 12-rounds with a young guy that’s active,” Mayweather said.
Mayweather-McGregor will battle on August 26 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on Showtime PPV.
UFC’ head Dana White released footage from the controversial sparring session between Conor McGregor and Paulie Malignaggi from last week via Instagram on Friday night.
Malignaggi left McGregor’s camp after photos were leaked from his sparring session with McGregor.
In the footage, which is 25 seconds in length, McGregor is seen getting the better of Malignaggi. Also, we see footage of the knockdown that Malignaggi claims was a push.
After viewing the footage, it does look like a slip, but I’ll let you be the judge!
Floyd Mayweather had his media workout at the Mayweather Boxing Club today in Las Vegas. Mayweather will battle UFC champion Conor McGregor on Saturday, August 26 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
Joining Mayweather at the media workout were Gervonta Davis, who will make the second defense of his world title against unbeaten challenger Francisco Fonseca, and Badou Jack, who will challenge 175-pound titleholder Nathan Cleverly in his debut at light heavyweight.
Here is what it looked like:
Photos from Idris Erba/Mayweather Promotions
Former world champion Paulie Malignaggi is leaving Conor McGregor’s training camp.
Malignaggi explained his reason for leaving via Twitter on Thursday:
Malignaggi, who sparred with McGregor for 12-rounds on Tuesday in Las Vegas, was angry about leaked photos that made it appear he was knocked down by McGregor in sparring.
Here was Malignaggi’s response to the leaked photos:
McGregor will battle Floyd Mayweather on August 26 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on Showtime PPV.
Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor are about to make a lot of money. Mayweather made around $200 plus million against Manny Pacquiao, and probably will make even more against McGregor.
Mayweather believes his decision to fight McGregor will be talked about for a long time!
He discussed this in Brooklyn, NY on Thursday night.
Take a listen:
The Mayweather-McGregor World Tour hit Toronto today, and of course, more craziness from the two fighters.
Watch as Mayweather grabs the Irish flag, and McGregor grabs the Mayweather’s money bag:
Floyd Mayweather responded this morning to the report that he owes back taxes from 2015. According to Law360, it is not known how much money Mayweather owes, but the IRS had previously argued that Mayweather had the resources to pay it immediately, even if it meant selling property or taking out a loan.
According to Mayweather, he paid $26 million to the IRS in 2015. The 40-year-old Mayweather is expected to pay the remaining balance after the McGregor fight on August 26.
Here is Mayweather’s response from this morning: