Floyd Mayweather teaches Conor McGregor a lesson in Las Vegas as he seals $300m pay day and 50-0 record win
Scripted was the buzzword among the brethren on the Strip in the days before the most lucrative night in the annals of the ring.
Not fixed, to be clear. Scripted.
Not written in the stars. Authored by a man eloquent in the blood-craft in a way which would give himself his best possible chance of signing off a distinguished career with the exclamation mark of a knockout.
The fight was surprisingly well-matched but Mayweather was eventually too much for McGregor and by the 10th round had him backed on the ropes with a series of rights and lefts. MrGregor’s face was bloodied and he was just about to fall off the ring when the referee stepped in to stop the fight with 1:55 to go in the round.
Mayweather said after the match:
I gave the fans what they wanted to see. I told them that I owed them for the Pacquiao fight. I must come straight ahead and give them a show.