Bangkok, August 27, 2017 — Day 13/365.
With the weight of the boxing world upon his shoulders, twelve-time boxing champion and future Hall of Famer Floyd Mayweather implemented a perfect game plan, dismantling UFC champion Conor Mcgregor en route to a tenth round stoppage. Mayweather rises to 50-0, surpassing former heavyweight champion Rocky Marciano's record of 49 victories without a loss, and immediately confirmed his retirement after the bout.
The result of this bout may have been a foregone conclusion, which is precisely why people watched — to see if Mcgregor, an incredible athlete with an iron will from a different sport, could pull off the incredible upset. If anyone could, he could.
Not this time. This would be Mayweather's night.
Say what you will about Mayweather, he knows how to win. Fifty fights against the elite of boxing, without a loss. The pressure was all on Mayweather and had Mcgregor defeated him, his stock would have plumetted and his legacy destroyed. He took a huge risk, albeit for 350 million dollars, and he has earned his place in the boxing Hall of Fame. I didn't always enjoy his fights and certainly didn't like his fight with Pacquaio, but there have been many great boxers with a number of stinkers on their ledgers, so this is forgivable.
Was he better than Sugar Ray Robinson? No way.