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Floyd Mayweather has won what was billed as the fight of the , and the richest fight in boxing . Mayweather took home a $100 million for defeating Conor McGregor in 10 in Las Vegas on Saturday. Thousands of paid tens of thousands of dollars for ringside seats. Millions more around the world tuned in on pay-per-view streaming sites. Boxing derided the fight as a circus event and a . It pitched Mayweather, one of the fighters in boxing history, who had never been defeated or even knocked down, against McGregor - a martial arts fighter in his first ever professional boxing match. But the hype surrounding it made it a huge .

Mayweather, 40, entered the as the heavy favourite, even though he retired two years . His boxing record was 49 wins (including 26 knockouts) and no defeats. McGregor, 29, is the Ultimate Fighting Championship world champion. Mayweather's victory came early in the 10th round. The referee dived in to save McGregor from any more from Mayweather's flurries of . Victory means Mayweather has 50 wins and no defeats, to edge ahead of the Rocky Marciano, who retired with a 49-0 record. McGregor gave a and spirited performance, but in the , Mayweather's vast experience and technique came through.

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