McGregor vs. Mayweather Live: Round by round fight results update from Las Vegas
Conor McGregor, the brash U.F.C. champion, is set to take on undefeated boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. in the most anticipated boxing match in years. Stay here for live, round-by-round updates and analysis.
Mayweather wins by TKO
I think Conor needs a KO now to win – but as he tires he’s losing any kind of power in his punches. It’s his lack of experience at a fight going this long that’s really hurting him. And Floyd comes forward – he’s rocked by a big right. The Irishman doesn’t go down though and continues. But his legs have gone and Floyd goes in for the kill – and the ref stops it.
A lovely sidestep from Conor to avoid Mayweather’s blow – he looks light on his feet still but it’s his arms that appear tired: he’s just not hurting Floyd. That said, the Irishman gets a few blows in before Floyd counters. He ends the round an uppercut before Conor follows a right to the body with a head shot. Floyd’s round … just.
And we’re into the second half of the fight. Conor hasn’t KO’d his opponent like he said he would – but this is more impressive than a victory through a wild punch. Remember that MMA fights don’t last as long as 12-round boxing contests so endurance could tell. Then again, Floyd is 40…
Conor turns Floyd again – a lot of shoving from the Irishman and he looks tired. Floyd catches him with a few more – and Conor’s punches look a little slow and sluggish.
Whatever happens now, Conor has won respect. Floyd turns his back on McGregor and he gets rocked. The veteran looks far less calm than the rookie. But Mayweather comes forward and catches McGregor with some good blows and the Irishman’s hands drop. Conor sticks his tongue out and chuckles – he’s having fun. $100m worth of fun.
Floyd is out of his corner first to start the fifth – not bad for a 40-year-old. Conor is proving an awkward opponent for Floyd – coming in at odd angles and using his weight advantage in clinches. If this goes deep and Conor is still ahead Floyd could be in trouble – he is not a knockout puncher these days by any means. A good left from Mayweather with 30 seconds left of the round.
Conor peppers Floyd with some body shots – one is a little south of the torso in the forbidden place and Floyd lets the ref know. On two minutes, Conor lands a big left but Mayweather counters and catches his opponent a few times. Floyd is coming forward more now and pushing the pace a little. Conor’s punches are starting to look more tired – they’re almost pushed. Conor still leads overall on my card though.
McGregor throws another hammer punch at the back of Mayweather’s head and is warned again – fine in MMA, not so much in boxing. He needs to be careful or he’ll be penalised. Conor looks a lot bigger than his opponent and is leaning on Floyd, tiring him out. Floyd is smiling but Conor is working his jab well and catches Floyd with a few. A better round for Floyd but – and I’m shocked to say this – the Irishman has won all three rounds so far by my count.
Conor said he would KO his opponent early. Let’s see what he can do. He gets a little excited and aims some punches at the back of Mayweather’s head – the ref warns him. Mayweather then lands a right hand. But Conor switches stance to land a flurry of blows. Conor looks … can I say comfortable? His punches are a little crude but they are landing. Floyd has thrown very few punches so far.
Conor said he would attack and he’s true to his word. He gets in a few body blows but Mayweather absorbs them. He’s known for figuring his opponents out early and letting them attack. Irish “Oles!” ring around the arena. Floyd goes for a bigg-ish straight that Conor dodges – and the Irishman then stands with his arms behind his back. Excellent showboating. McGregor hasn’t looked out of his depth – but it’s still early. I have to give that round to the Irishman – he was more aggressive. He landed one good uppercut counter.
The fight begins
And here comes Floyd … in a mask. I assume it’s Floyd anyway, the mask doesn’t help. Cheers from the crowd – but plenty of boos too. Conor is making his way to the ring. He stares down the camera and then raises his fists as he enters the arena. A big roar from the crowd (or the Irish part of it anyway). He allows himself a little smile once he’s in the ring – if he’s nervous he’s doing a good job of disguising it.
Davis wins by KO – Mayweather vs McGregor next up
Apparently there are issues with the pay per view ordering system – the same problem happened for Mayweather-Pacquiao – so the start of the main event may well be delayed
Conor McGregor speaks
Just what you expected. Conor is always Conor.
McGregor speaking on Showtime said he’s around 170lbs heading into the fight.
He’s asked why he is so calm: “I’m all business on fight night … I’m a seasoned veteran … I don’t care about his record … a fight is a fight. My hard work, my focus that’s where I get my confidence.
“[Tonight I want to] paint a beautiful picture. I see myself outclassing this man and putting him to sleep.”
Who else can’t wait. In some minutes now the fight is gonna be on.
Just one more fight before the main event as Baltimore’s Gervonta Davis meets Francisco Fonseca of Costa Rica.
Floyd is being interviewed on Showtime – he looks chipper and says once again that “it won’t go the distance”. He is asked if, now that the promotion is over, McGregor can fight: he says he can. Floyd also thanks everyone who is watching on pay per view – well what do you expect, they just gave him a $100.
By the way McGregor is in the building baby…
We just can’t wait for the main fight event. Two more fights to go before that as Tabiti and Cunningham lasted the full 10 rounds. Though it is Tabiti who maintains his unbeaten record with a victory on unanimous decision.
Can you believe this, a beer at the arena cost $15. No wonder these two men are pulling in $100m for this fight. Well, if you can afford a ticket you can probably spare $15 – although you will be forced to drink Bud Light:
It may feel like forever but only three months have passed since final agreement for tonight’s Floyd Mayweather jnr versus Conor McGregor fight was brokered and though Vegas time operates as idiosyncratically as the length of a minute on a London Transport departure board, we are very close to the first bell of a bout that promises to enrich Mayweather by at least $230m and McGregor by $70m.
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Live update section of Mayweather vs MvGregor round by round fight results
Round one: Fabinfos.com unofficial score: Mayweather 9-10 McGregor (Mayweather 9-10 McGregor)
Round two: Fabinfos.com unofficial score: Mayweather 9-10 McGregor (Mayweather 18-20 McGregor)
Round three: Fabinfos.com unofficial score: Mayweather 9-10 McGregor (Mayweather 27-30 McGregor)
Round four: Fabinfos.com unofficial score: Mayweather 10-9 McGregor (Mayweather 37-39 McGregor)
Round five: Fabinfos.com unofficial score: Mayweather 10-9 McGregor (Mayweather 47-48 McGregor)
Round six: Fabinfos.com unofficial score: Mayweather 10-9 McGregor (Mayweather 57-57 McGregor)
Round seven: Fabinfos.com unofficial score: Mayweather 10-9 McGregor (Mayweather 67-66 McGregor)
Round eight Fabinfos.com unofficial score: Mayweather 10-9 McGregor (Mayweather 77-75 McGregor)
Round nine: Fabinfos.com unofficial score: Mayweather 10-9 McGregor (Mayweather 87-84 McGregor)
Floyd wins by TKO
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