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Floyd Mayweather wins richest fight in boxing history






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Floyd Mayweather has won the richest fight in boxing history. He took home an amazing $100 million for beating Conor McGregor in 10 rounds in Las Vegas. Thousands of spectators paid tens of thousands of dollars for ringside seats. Millions more around the world looked at the fight on pay-per-view streaming sites. Boxing fans called the fight a circus event and a mismatch. Mayweather, one of the greatest fighters in boxing history, who had never lost or been knocked down, fought McGregor - a mixed martial arts fighter in his first ever professional boxing match.

Mayweather, 40, was the heavy favourite, even though he retired two years ago. He had 49 wins (including 26 knockouts) and no defeats. McGregor, 29, is the reigning Ultimate Fighting Championship lightweight world champion. Mayweather's victory came in the 10th round. The referee dived in to save McGregor from any more punishment from Mayweather's punches. The victory puts Mayweather ahead of the legendary Rocky Marciano. McGregor gave a brave performance, but in the end, Mayweather's greater experience and better technique came through.

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