Congratulatory messages have been pouring in for Floyd Mayweather after he extended his perfect career record to 50 fights unbeaten by stopping Conor McGregor in the 10th round of one of the richest fights in boxing history.
Mayweather’s victory takes him past the late Rocky Marciano’s perfect 49-fight record.
The American, who came out of retirement for a potential $300m (£230m) pay day, executed a gameplan which pounced on McGregor’s lack of conditioning for the late rounds which prove so key on big fight nights, according to a BBC report.
Celebrities who have sent their congratulations include:
— Michael Phelps (@MichaelPhelps) August 27, 2017
— SHAQ (@SHAQ) August 27, 2017
Respect to McGregor for taking a chance but congrats to Floyd on #50!
— Manny Pacquiao (@mannypacquiao) August 27, 2017
— Lutalo Muhammad (@LutaloMuhammad) August 27, 2017
Great fight. Congrats to both McGregor & Mayweather well spent money
— George Foreman (@GeorgeForeman) August 27, 2017