Who Won Floyd Mayweather vs Conor McGregor? – Results, Purse, Scorecards, PPV Buys, and Full Fight

Published 08/27/2021, 7:00 AM EDT
LAS VEGAS, NV – AUGUST 26: (R-L) Floyd Mayweather Jr. throws a punch at Conor McGregor during their super welterweight boxing match on August 26, 2017 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)


A few years back, Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor rolled out one of the biggest boxing fights of the 21st century. This fight lived up to the hype, and it went down as one of the most captivating bouts of Mayweather’s career. But who among the two really won and established his supremacy in the fight world?

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Mayweather vs McGregor’s fight went down on August 26, 2017. And in this fight, Mayweather was an obvious favorite for the record he possessed. That said, after a fiery slugfest in the early goings, ‘TBE’ finally concluded this bout by defeating McGregor in round 10 via a T/KO.

Although the Irishman lost this battle, he still gained mammoth respect for the show he put to allure the fans across boxing and MMA.

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As the fight began, ‘The Notorious’ was the aggressive fighter, and he moved forward with his slick hits. He even caught Mayweather with some of his jabs and power-packed left hands. But, being a legend of the game, ‘Pretty Boy’ controlled a major part of the fight, and he kept McGregor on his toes.

He put his defense into play and dodged some of McGregor‘s thunderous hits. Eventually, Mayweather came out on top as the better boxer and the undefeated boxer retained his unblemished status against the biggest UFC superstar.

LAS VEGAS, NV – AUGUST 26: Referee Robert Byrd stops the fight in round 10 with a TKO of Conor McGregor by Floyd Mayweather Jr. in their super welterweight boxing match on August 26, 2017 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Moreover, both the fighters made enough fortune for themselves as this fight sold 4.3 million PPV buys in total. As per Forbes, Mayweather took home a whopping $275 million paycheck. Whereas McGregor made some astonishing figures too, clocking over $85 million.

Floyd Mayweather vs Conor McGregor – A decorated boxing bout

Mayweather vs McGregor’s bout saw tremendous hype and fans across different sporting verticals tuned in to watch this. That’s predominantly why this fight bagged such staggering PPV numbers.

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LONDON, ENGLAND – JULY 14: Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Conor McGregor come face to face during the Floyd Mayweather Jr. v Conor McGregor World Press Tour at SSE Arena on July 14, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Matthew Lewis/Getty Images)

Furthermore, this encounter lived up to the entertainment, and every lover of the sport was on their toes throughout.

Fights like these happen once in a lifetime, thus elevating the sport’s overall popularity to great heights. Mayweather and McGregor are still the biggest names in combat sports and their fight inspired many fighters to take up crossover fights.

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan is a Boxing Author at EssentiallySports. He is a graduate from the International Institute of Sports Management who combines his love for sports, particularly combat sports, and his flair for writing and analysis to help him in his day-to-day work. He has prior professional experience with sporting organizations such as Star Sports, Khelo India, and NBA.

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