After two years of speculations and months of intense build-up, the epic showdown between Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather is finally here. The two are ready to settle their differences in the ring.
While McGregor doesn't actually have any professional boxing experience, the 28-year-old Irishman did train in boxing when he was younger and holds the UFC Lightweight Championship, as well as a professional MMA record of 21-3. On the contrary though, his opponent, Mayweather has been undefeated and stands tall with an inimitable record.
With the trash talk over, it is time to get ready for the fight of the century. Will McGregor prove he is more than just his gift of the gab or will he defeat the undefeated? Stay tuned to PopCulture.com for all the live updates of the biggest event in boxing.
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Preliminaries: Juan Heraldez vs. Jose Borrego
5:57 p.m. EST - 7:52 p.m. EST:
From the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, the 49-0 Mayweather takes on the UFC lightweight champion after a year-plus of speculation, smack talk and general hoopla.
The whole evening, preliminaries have taken place. Juan Heraldez defeated Jose Borrego via unanimous decision. Taking place from 6 p.m. EST to a little before 8 p.m. EST, Heraldez banked too many rounds in the early stages of the fight and by the time Borrego picked it up, it was too little, too late.prevnext
Preliminaries: Yordenis Ugas vs. Thomas Dulorme
7:56 p.m. EST - 8:58 p.m. EST
With one more preliminary fight to go before McGregor and Mayweather, anticipation built up with fans and avid boxing watchers. The two squared off from 8 p.m. EST to a few minutes to 9 p.m. EST, with Ugas being warned a few times throughout the fight not to push.
Just before the ninth round though, Ugas looked a little getting tired, hanging off Dulorme at the end of the round. Dulorme may have taken that but it could have been just antics. After 10 rounds Ugas defeats Delorme.
? What a fight!
Tap ❤️ if you'd love to see a rematch between Thomas Dulorme & Yordenis Ugás. pic.twitter.com/kXpK75e5gl— bet365 (@bet365) August 27, 2017
Preliminaries: Andrew Tabiti vs. Steve Cunningham
9 p.m. EST - 9:56 p.m. EST
Starting almost 15 minutes past 9 p.m. EST, the 41-year-old Cunningham versus Tabiti is a fight that holds it own. While Cunningham is the bigger guy in the ring, the first round goes to Tabiti. But the older opponent ends up making some better movement by the fifth round, getting good punches into Tabiti.
Before the end of the 10th round, Cunningham showed his aggressive side, getting into Tabiti who had initially trouble picking his spots. However, he peppered Cunningham with a few quick jabs, that critics called "crisp" and "sharp," and made for a surprising defeat against him.
It was an incredibly close match too, as Tabiti won 100-99.prevnext
10:05 p.m. EST
The crowds are anxiously awaiting McGregor to arrive inside the arena. Sources say he is five minutes out from arriving at the arena. Mayweather on the other hand has arrived...
Told Conor McGregor is about five minutes out from arriving at T-Mobile. Floyd Mayweather already here. pic.twitter.com/jWPC6QSrNo— Brett Okamoto (@bokamotoESPN) August 27, 2017
Preliminaries: Nathan Cleverly vs. Badou Jack
10 p.m. EST - 10:35 p.m. EST
The showdown between Nathan Cleverly and Badou Jack fight is the penultimate fight before the main event. Jack and Cleverly threw a lot into the first round, with Cleverly throwing some punches, but unfortunately not a lot of steam. But Jack got in there, peppering Cleverly on the ropes in the fourth round, dominating his opponent. In the fifth round though, Jack showed his clout and skill, by defeating Cleverly in total knockout.prevnext
Preliminaries: Gervonta Davis vs. Francisco Fonseca
11:01 p.m. EST - 11:37 p.m. EST.
A minute past 11 p.m., Davis and Fonseca are in the ring. Early on Fonseca denies Davis the big punches, but by the end of round two Davis adds behind some to his punches, yet not getting past Fonseca's guard clean.
In the fourth round, Davis starts to showboat a bit, landing some good shots in the process. However, by the sixth round Fonseca pushes forward, while Davis tries to find his counter punch, baiting his opponent in the process. While it looks like Fonseca took a pretty nasty punch square to the back of the head, Davis proves his skill and defeats Fonseca.prevnext
Money Fight: Mayweather vs. McGregor
11:44 p.m. EST: It's being reported that the big fight between McGregor and Mayweather might be delayed due to PPV issues. ESPN Sports Business Reporter Darren Rovell tweeted out that he heard this could potentially be happening, while Showtime issued a statement via Twitter to sports reporter, Jim Edwards.
12:01 a.m.: The National anthem of Ireland is sung by Imelda May, while Demi Lovato follows with the U.S. Anthem.
12:05 a.m.: McGregor comes out, swinging some wild and wide punches as he is introduced to the crowds with a roaring cheer. The 29-year-old Irishman is sporting white trunks, gold trim and white gloves. He wears the Irish flag as a scarf.
12:07 a.m.: The undefeated Mayweather bounces into the ring, wearing black with a ski mask and black trunks, completed with a mature black trim and gold lettering. His gloves are of vibrant gold, red, blue hues. Despite his entrance and being untouchable with a stellar record, the crowds are still cheering for McGregor.
WHO IS THIS MASKED COMPETITOR pic.twitter.com/azQd3eb1jS— SB Nation (@SBNation) August 27, 2017
12:15 a.m.: The first round kicks off. McGregor is on the attack, but Mayweather hasn't thrown a punch through one minute. McGregor is now getting a bit of a distance between him and his opponent, pawing at Mayweather.
12:17 a.m.: First round is complete, 10-9 McGregor. McGregor threw 31 punches, while Mayweather threw five. McGregor landed a few good ones, but gets a warning for a hammer fist to the top of his opponent's head.
Round 1 to McGregor
12:22 a.m.: Two rounds in, Mayweather has four jabs thrown and only 13 punches. The undefeated keeps hugging and turning, but McGregor goes instinct and tries to punch when he has the back.
Round 2 to McGregor
12:25 a.m.: Mayweather a little better this round as McGregor gets called on another hammer fist. Mayweather is baiting McGregor, as he keeps turning and ducking in, just begging the Irishman to hit the top of his head for another warning.
Round 3 to McGregor
12:28 p.m.: McGregor shows signs of fatigue. Mayweather is closing in on distance, while McGregor is getting slow hands. But the Irish fighter is impressive with his ring awareness, using good angles to gain on Mayweather.
Round 4 to McGregor
12:33 a.m.: McGregor's punches seem to just pepper Mayweather, who scored some good punches here, but looks like he's starting to figure McGregor out.
Round 5 to Mayweather
12:35 a.m.: Mayweather pushes McGregor after the bell for round five. The ref pushed Mayweather back into his corner. Mayweather is confident and relaxed, whereas McGregor is tired and winded. Mayweather keeps turning his back and expects nothing to happen, and begins throwing a lot more punches in this round.
12:37 a.m.: Mayweather smiled at McGregor, who returned the gesture stuck out his tongue.
Round 6 to Mayweather
12:42 a.m.: Mayweather has stamina on his side. McGregor is tiring. But both appear frustrated with the other. McGregor shows good defense, but not getting any juice on his punches, and Mayweather is capitalizing.
Round 7 to Mayweather
12:44 a.m.: Mayweather keeps turning his back. McGregor initially clenches this round, but probably goes to Mayweather.
12:46 a.m.: The ninth round opens with McGregor stunning Mayweather with a body shot.
Round 8 to Mayweather
12:48 a.m.: McGregor is noticeably tired, and Mayweather is after him. "Money" is landing some good shots up top.
Round 9 to Mayweather
12:51 a.m.: Mayweather is going to win this round. McGregor is taking too much of a beating, as the referee steps in.
12:54 a.m.: Mayweather wins by TKO in the 10th0comments
Mayweather was hitting him at will, walking towards him, cutting of space and left McGregor with nowhere to go. He stayed on his feet but his legs were worn and arms appeared heavy.
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