Floyd Mayweather retires from boxing!

After his stoppage victory over Conor McGregor last night, Floyd Mayweather bought the curtain down on his professional boxing career.

The man known as ‘Money’ bows out of the sport with an undefeated 50-0 record, passing the great Rocky Marciano’s record of 49-0. Having started boxing professionally in 1996 where he faced Roberto Apodaca at the Texas Station Casino, Las Vegas, Mayweather bowed out at the T-Mobile Arena defeating UFC superstar Conor McGregor.

Many have given McGregor credit for going 10 rounds with the greatest fighter of this era,  but even at the age of 40 boxings number one attraction was to much for McGregor. After taking the opening couple of rounds off to suss out his opponent and let him use up a lot of energy, Mayweather took control of the contest and started to break McGregor down through rounds 3 to 10, before some big shots in the tenth saw Robert Byrd step in and stop the contest.

After the contest Mayweather confirmed to Showtime Boxing’s Jim Gray that it had been his last fight and that he would retire from the sport, that he has known and loved for 21 years.

Is Floyd Mayweather Jnr the best ever? If not where does he rank in terms of the greats for you? Let us know in the comments below…

By Nick Pratt

*Feature Image courtesy of boxrec.com*

 

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