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Modified Rules Boxing – Floyd Mayweather Jr versus Conor McGregor

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Boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr (USA) defeated Conor McGregor of Ireland by a Technical Knockout in the 10th Round of a much-publicised fight between the All-Time winningest boxer (this was his 50th bout undefeated, surpassing Pacquiao’s record of 49), and the King of UFC – The Ultimate Fighting Championship in Las Vegas on 26th of August 2017.

On April 11th 2018, the Business Insider reported rumours that the two men were planning on a rematch using modified MMA (Mixed Martial Arts) rules such as those used in UFC.

Conor McGregor – Irish UFC Fighter [References: 3]

References

[1] Bleacher Report (2017) Floyd Mayweather beats Conor McGregor by 10th Round TKO in Megafight [Internet] Available from: https://bleacherreport.com/articles/2727620-floyd-mayweather-beats-conor-mcgregor-by-10th-round-tko-in-megafight [Accessed 9 March 2021]

[2] Business Insider (2018) Rumours suggest Floyd Mayweather will fight Conor McGregor with modified rules — but they’ll benefit only one man [Internet] Available from: https://www.businessinsider.com/floyd-mayweather-fight-conor-mcgregor-ufc-2018-4?r=US&IR=T [Accessed 9 March 2021]

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[3] Conor McGregor Facebook (2016) Profile Picture, March 26, 2016 [Internet] Available from: https://scontent-dub4-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/12472457_1241042205964076_2034147305309584757_n.jpg?_nc_cat=1&_nc_ohc=4wQ13WTaWjEAX-ggUS4&_nc_ht=scontent-dub4-1.xx&oh=edec85652a3d5ab0f03ef43caa44ab94&oe=5E953CD5 [Accessed 1 February 2020]

Acknowledgements

Thanks to Niall Brennan.

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Last Updated: 9 March 2021

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