The fight had followed a largely expected script but McGregor by no means embarrassed himself.
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The end came in the 10th round with a tired McGregor doubled over on the ropes as Mayweather landed two hard left hooks, prompting referee Robert Byrd to intervene as a 14,623 crowd with A-list celebrities roared their approval.The American boxer said he had deliberately taken his time in order to take advantage of a fatigued McGregor.McGregor meanwhile suggested the fight could have been allowed to go on, but praised Mayweather's clinical tactical display.McGregor, 29, somehow survived an onslaught in the seventh round when a right counter from Mayweather staggered him badly.The fight had followed a largely expected script – but McGregor, in his first-ever boxing appearance, by no means embarrassed himself.McGregor, who was an unemployed former plumber four years ago before emerging as one of the biggest stars of the Ultimate Fighting Championship, is expected to earn around $100 million.McGregor said later he was open to venturing into the boxing ring again.
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