American professional boxer Floyd Mayweather said he is not going to fight again after winning his 50th professional bout against Irishman Conor McGregor in Las Vegas Saturday night.
‘This was my last fight. I chose the right dance partner’, he said after stopping the Irishman in the 10th round.
“He is a tough competitor and we gave them what the fans wanted to see – I owed them for the Manny Pacquiao fight.
“He [McGregor] was a lot better than I thought. He was a tough competitor, but I was the better man. Our game plan was to take our time, let him shoot his heavy shots and take him out at the end.
“In the MMA, he fights 25 minutes really hard, and after 25 minutes he starts to slow down. I guaranteed everybody this would not go the distance. Boxing’s reputation was on the line.”
On his record of 50-0, beating Rocky Marciano’s 49-0, Mayweather added: “Rocky Marciano is a legend and I look forward to going into the hall of fame one day.
“This was my last fight tonight, for sure. I chose the right dance partner. Conor McGregor, you are a hell of a champion.”