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WATCH: Floyd Mayweather v Conor McGregor – Technical Knockout

There was plenty of effort and certainly a better performance than many expected, but Conor McGregor fell to a stoppage defeat in his professional debut last night in Las Vegas.

McGregor was stopped standing in the tenth round at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas by five-weight champion Floyd Mayweather.

The Irishman’s fitness levels diminished rapidly from around the third round onwards, and by the ninth he had began to be a static target for an increasing number of Mayweather rights.

Referee Robert Byrd finally stepped in to intervene after a minute of the tenth after McGregor had been twice sent staggering back across the ring and found himself pinned on the ropes as Mayweather reigned in shots.

Watch the Floyd Mayweather v Conor McGregor stoppage below:

Video courtesy of UFCTV and Balls.ie

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Joe O'Neill

Reporting on Irish boxing the past five years. Work has appeared on irish-boxing.com, Boxing News, the42.ie, and local and national media. Provide live ringside updates, occasional interviews, and special features on the future of Irish boxing. email: joneill6@tcd.ie