It was undoubtedly the most anticipated boxing match of 2017 tagged “The Money Fight”, and it was the fight between the undefeated Billionaire “Floyd Mayweather” and Conor McGregor. For two ridiculous rounds at least, it looked as though the freak show was going to have a suitably freakish conclusion. Conor McGregor, a man who had never boxed professionally before in his life, had taken the boxing scene fight to Floyd Mayweather and was briefly — incomprehensibly — ahead on points.
The game recorded a record-breaking television audience watching from around the world, not to mention the thousands of fans who had paid increasingly outlandish sums to take up a seat in the boxing scene Arena, all began to ask themselves the exact same question: can he do it?
We all knew the answer. We knew it all along — no, of course he couldn’t. The facts are these: in the most lucrative fight in the history of combat sports, a man bearing a professional record of 49-0 and a reputation as one of the greatest boxers to have ever lived defeated a novice, a man with no prior boxing scene experience who was making his professional debut.
Was it exciting? Certainly, as for long periods the contest appeared to abandon the concept of the Queensbury Rules entirely. But in the end, sense prevailed. Having gamely conserved his energy through the opening few rounds of the boxing scene, Mayweather sprung into life, obliterating McGregor’s non-existent defence and winning by way of TKO in the tenth round.
After a delay that Showtime blamed on “scattered outages from various cable and satellite provides and the online offering,” the two men appeared to equally mixed receptions in the boxing scene, with the Irish invasion that McGregor had promised not quite materialising in the plush T-Mobile Arena, where even the cheapest seats ran into the thousands of dollars.
The fight was so novel that Hall of Fame referee Robert Byrd even had to give a lengthy lecture ahead of the first bell, sternly warning both men (although looking directly into the eyes of McGregor) that he expected them to act like “world championship winning professionals” and demanding “a clean fight” in the boxing scene.
Floyd Mayweather won the game and won $300,000,000 while Conor McGregor won $100,000,000.
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