McGregor, who was the boxing debutant coming into the contest, was thought by millions of people to have a genuine chance of beating a boxing master in Mayweather.
However, it would be the master who would defeat his opponent in dominant fashion in the end.
Despite losing the first three rounds of the fight, it looked like Mayweather was in no real danger on this particular fight night.
Since Mayweather forgoes the opportunity to watch film on his opponents before fighting them, McGregor’s odd southpaw stance and unorthodox punching angles would’ve been something new for Mayweather to process.
He used the opening three rounds to measure the skills that McGregor had inside the ring, meaning that he was confident of dominating him over a longer period of time.
It’s quite possible that Mayweather wanted to entertain and put on a show for those in attendance and watching at home, promising that he would knockout his Irish counterpart.
The MMA star didn’t land many significant punches in the opening three rounds, as Mayweather blocked any that had knockout potential with his arms or gloves as well as slipping as many as he could.
He was smiling at McGregor when the bell was rang to conclude round 3 and Mayweather was indicating that he had come up with plan that was going to decimate the ‘Notorious’ one.
As round 4 began, Mayweather began to execute the plan as he started to target his opponent’s body and this would come into effect much later in the fight.
Round 4 was the beginning of that pressure, with Mayweather dialling it up on a round by round basis, the balanced walk forward with occasional quick and short explosive bursts.
By round 5’s end, McGregor was so gassed out he couldn’t keep his mouth closed as Mayweather kept on going with the same plan and fresh as a daisy.
Mayweather TKO10 McGregor – It will take a lot to see a fight again as crazy as this where millions of people genuinely thought boxing debutant McGregor would beat master boxer Mayweather, crazy stuff. #boxing #boxeo #ufc pic.twitter.com/59e1VHINbH— No Nonsense Boxing (@NNBoxing) June 21, 2022
As round 7 began, Mayweather persisted with the plan and ramped up the pace slightly here and there as McGregor was coming to his end.
The last 30 seconds of the fight in the tenth round just showed how dominant Mayweather had been, as he peppered McGregor with rights and lefts out of the corner and around the ring.
McGregor had no answer for any of these strikes, meaning the referee waved off the contest and sealed Mayweather’s fiftieth and final professional win.