Many Ugandans stayed late in the night for the much hyped and anticipated ’Money Fight’ which eventually took place in the wee hours of Sunday morning with many drowsy airs and tired legs hanging on for what would be the biggest fight ( at least in money terms) as Floyd Mayweather extended his perfect career record to 50 fights unbeaten by stopping Conor McGregor in the 10th round of one of the richest bouts in boxing history.
After a strong early effort, UFC lightweight champ Conor McGregor wilted under the pressure of Floyd Mayweather in the later stages of the fight until the referee had seen enough and called off the bout at the 1:05 mark of the 10th round with the Irishman tiring mentally and physically.
Mayweather, who came out of retirement for “The Money Fight,” earned his first stoppage since 2011 and ends his career with a perfect 50-0 record, eclipsing Rocky Marciano’s unblemished resume.
“I guaranteed everybody this fight wouldn’t go the distance,” Mayweather said afterward. “Boxing’s reputation was on the line.”
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 before crumbling due to inexperience to last till the decisive rounds. Although some sections of fans complained of an early stoppage call, the American was already way ahead on the score sheets. The 29-year-old mixed martial star was wilting and was down 89-81 89-82 87-83 on the ringside cards when the stoppage came.