Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor Results: Round-by-Round Analysis and Recap
Floyd Mayweather Jr., in typical fashion, took a couple of rounds to figure out his opposition and then started to mount his offense.
Conor McGregor was ever the game opponent Saturday night at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. He went after Mayweather and landed several quality punches. He just lacked hitting the big punch—which most of Mayweather's opponents have failed to do throughout his career.
It looked to be close to even on the cards entering the 10th round. Mayweather had McGregor fatigued and began to put together his punches. Mayweather rocked McGregor and never let up. The referee stepped in at 1:05 of the 10th round to give Mayweather the money belt.
A very fun fight worthy of the fans' adulation.
The instructions are done, and we are set! Let's do it!
McGregor is right out and in his face. Mayweather shows a smile. McGregor is gauging the distance with his right hand. Mayweather letting him throw.
Mayweather throws, and McGregor responds right back. Nothing lands clean. McGregor starting to flaunt a bit. McGregor just misses landing the left uppercut cleanly. A good start for the Irish star.
McGregor gets warned for hammerfists in the early goings of the second. Mayweather responds with a clean shot.
Mayweather still trying to figure out McGregor's movement. They tie up briefly. McGregor counters Mayweather's forward progress. McGregor looking strong in the early going of the fight. Mayweather and McGregor continuing to tie up when close.
McGregor showing he is in this fight.
McGregor gets warned for hammerfists again.
Mayweather starting to get a bit more loose now in the third. They almost clash heads as they come in together again. McGregor tries another hammerfist. McGregor lands a jab, and Mayweather smiles.
Mayweather starting to come forward more. He is looking to the body of McGregor. McGregor looking to land anything once they come together, and it's putting him in a precarious situation with the rules of boxing. He could end up with a point deduction soon.
McGregor is seemingly up through three rounds as Mayweather's output remains low.
McGregor starts fast and puts Mayweather against the ropes. Mayweather covers up well.
Mayweather coming on now. Mayweather picking his moments and landing clean when he fires. McGregor continuing to throw a nice jab in the face of Mayweather.
Mayweather lands a good counter right hand. Mayweather's output is increasing, and he has the better accurate shots. McGregor is keeping up with solid output. McGregor does well with his own counters. Mayweather still looks absolutely fresh, while McGregor is breathing harder.
Mayweather struggling in the clinch against McGregor due to the size and strength of McGregor. The anguish is on his face as he tries to move him.
Mayweather lands a good shot to the body. Mayweather is still having a difficult time with the range.
Mayweather covering up as he tries to enter. A left lands for Mayweather right over the top. Mayweather connects with another clean shot. Mayweather having fun in the ring.
Mayweather shoves McGregor at the end of the round and smirks over to his corner.
Mayweather essentially turned his back to McGregor, and McGregor fires off some solid punches.
Mayweather now coming on with bigger shots. Mayweather walking McGregor down. He's putting more power into these punches. McGregor is able to get back to the center of the ring. That was by far the best Mayweather has looked in this fight.
McGregor happy to counterpunch. Mayweather still smiling. He is enjoying this fight. And so is McGregor.
McGregor gets a short rabbit punch in as they tie up again. Mayweather lands a good right. A fun round.
Mayweather continuing to come forward against McGregor. He is doing his best work closing the distance in this manner.
Mayweather connects again. McGregor's accuracy and effectiveness are not as great as the early rounds. Mayweather is doing well to avoid the shots as he has done so successfully throughout his career.
Nice right hand from Mayweather. And another. Mayweather's accuracy is so good. McGregor not wilting, though, against the all-time great. A left lands for Mayweather. Back to the center they go with 15 left in the round.
Every time they tie-up, Mayweather turns his back.
Mayweather turns his back on McGregor again. Mayweather continuing to force the issue by coming forward.
It's making for a compelling fight.
McGregor is not able to land the clean punch he needs. A bevy of fighters feel his pain as they were unable to as well. Mayweather is a defensive genius.
Nice left from Mayweather. Mayweather willing to cover up and come forward. He's not worried. A jab from Mayweather lands. He's all smiles. McGregor gives him a nod at the end of the frame.
Mayweather catches a shot below the belt. McGregor tries to take advantage.
McGregor connecting a few times, but Mayweather is not letting him land cleanly.
McGregor starting to tire now, and Mayweather is coming on strong. He has McGregor on wobbly legs. Mayweather putting it on McGregor now, and McGregor is forced to clinch. McGregor takes another clean shot to the mug.
Mayweather owned the final two minutes of the round. Mayweather sensing a finish now. The round ends, but it may not last much longer.
McGregor starts the same by peppering shots.
Mayweather getting more aggressive. Now he's letting go, and McGregor is hurt. Mayweather piling on the shots. The referee steps in to save McGregor before he ever falls. A win for Money as he moves to 50-0.