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PHOTOS: I’m Finished, Says Mayweather After McGregor Rout

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Updated August 27, 2017
Boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. (R) punches mixed martial arts star Conor McGregor during their fight at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada on August 26, 2017. Floyd Mayweather outclassed Conor McGregor with a 10th-round stoppage on August 26 to win their money-spinning superfight and clinch his 50th straight victory. John Gurzinski / AFP

Floyd Mayweather insisted he would head into a permanent retirement after sealing his place in boxing history with a 50th straight win against Conor McGregor on Saturday.

The 40-year-old American star outclassed McGregorover 10 absorbing rounds at the T-Mobile Arena to defeat Irish mixed martial arts star McGregor by technical knockout.

The win sees Mayweather, who had come out of a two-year retirement to face McGregor, surpass heavyweight legend Rocky Marciano with a perfect record of 50-0.

LAS VEGAS, NV – AUGUST 26: Floyd Mayweather Jr. speaks to the media after his TKO of Conor McGregor in their super welterweight boxing match on August 26, 2017 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. Ethan Miller/Getty Images/AFP Ethan Miller / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / AFP

Afterwards former welterweight king Mayweather insisted he would never be seen in a ring again.

“This was my last fight tonight. For sure,” Mayweather said, praising his beaten opponent.

“Tonight was my last fight. Tonight I chose the right dance partner to dance with.

“Conor you are a hell of a champion.”

Boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. (R) punches mixed martial arts star Conor McGregor during their fight at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada on August 26, 2017. Floyd Mayweather outclassed Conor McGregor with a 10th-round stoppage on August 26 to win their money-spinning superfight and clinch his 50th straight victory. John Gurzinski / AFP

Mayweather also rejected suggestions that his 50th victory — against an opponent who had never boxed professionally before — would be destined to have an asterisk against it.

“A win is a win, no matter how you get it,” mayweather said. “Rocky Marciano is a legend and I look forward to going into the hall of fame one day.”

Mayweather meanwhile revealed the fight had followed a tactical plan as he took his time and allowed McGregor to become fatigued before pouncing in the later rounds.

Referee Referee Robert Byrd (R) separates boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. (L) and mixed martial arts star Conor McGregor during their fight at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada on August 26, 2017. Floyd Mayweather outclassed Conor McGregor with a 10th-round stoppage on August 26 to win their money-spinning superfight and clinch his 50th straight victory. John Gurzinski / AFP

“Our game plan was to take our time, go to him, let him shoot his shots early and then take him out down the stretch,” Mayweather said.

“We know in MMA he fights for 25 minutes. After 25 minutes, he started to slow down. I guaranteed to everybody that this wouldn’t go the distance.”

AFP