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Mayweather vs McGregor: Live streaming results and round by round coverage

The talking is over. The fight is here.

Floyd Mayweather Jr. v Conor McGregor - Weigh-in Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images
Scott Christ is the managing editor of Bad Left Hook and has been covering boxing for SB Nation since 2006.

Tonight at 9:00 pm ET on Showtime pay-per-view, the hype finally ends and the fight takes place. Floyd Mayweather returns to the boxing ring after just shy of a two-year absence to face UFC superstar Conor McGregor, who will be in a pro boxing ring for the first time, period.

Mayweather (49-0, 26 KO) is the heavy favorite, particularly in boxing circles, but McGregor and the long odds against him have convinced a lot of people to put down money on the wild Irishman, who claims he’ll knock Mayweather out within the first two rounds.

If the main event doesn’t quite tickle your fancy, there are three more fights on the card, all of them featuring a pair of professional boxers. Gervonta Davis (18-0, 17 KO) takes on Francisco Fonseca (19-0-1, 13 KO) in a fight where, should Fonseca pull the sizable upset, he can win the IBF super featherweight title, which Davis was forced to vacate after missing weight.

Nathan Cleverly (30-3, 16 KO) takes on Badou Jack (21-1-2, 12 KO) for the WBA light heavyweight title, as well, plus we’ll open with a cruiserweight battle between prospect Andrew Tabiti (14-0, 12 KO) and savvy veteran Steve Cunningham (29-8-1, 13 KO).

One way or the other, we find out for sure tonight.


  • Floyd Mayweather def. Conor McGregor via TKO (1:05 of round 10)
  • Gervonta Davis def. Francisco Fonseca via KO (0:39 of round 8)
  • Badou Jack def. Nathan Cleverly via TKO (2:47 of round 5)
  • Andrew Tabiti def. Steve Cunningham via unanimous decision (97-93, 97-93, 100-90)


Floyd Mayweather vs Conor McGregor

Round 1: Well, this is weird. McGregor coming out throwing, Mayweather hangs on the ropes for a moment. Conor throwing still. Not landing, but throwing. Mayweather has a coy smile on his face. McGregor not reckless, and he looks to counter when Floyd throws a lead right. McGregor showboating a bit, trying to bait Floyd. Jab to the body from Mayweather. Floyd comes in again, McGregor again counters with an uppercut. Mayweather feeling it out. Honestly, hey, it’s a McGregor round. McGregor 10-9

Round 2: McGregor again moves Mayweather to the corner, and Mayweather smiles again. McGregor hammerfists to the back of the head. Mayweather with his first notable punch landed. Mayweather with a right to the body after McGregor makes a quick stance switch. McGregor throws a jab-uppercut combo, doesn’t land but it’s showing something. McGregor dodges a right from Floyd. McGregor shoots a left to the body. Right hand from Floyd, but McGregor there again to shoot back as quickly as he can. Now he’s roughing Floyd up a bit at center ring. Mayweather still not doing anything, really. McGregor 10-9, 20-18

Round 3: RIGHT AWAY, McGregor goes for it again. There’s an instinct he has to throw that hammerfist, he’s gotta try to lay off that. McGregor with a good jab. Floyd is starting to look to the body. Mayweather with a decent shot. McGregor’s awkwardness is making Floyd take a bit longer to time things than he might otherwise. But Floyd still smiles. There’s some worry that McGregor’s going to lose a point for instinct fouls, if you will. Mayweather did a bit more this round. McGregor 10-9, 30-27

Round 4: McGregor not landing clean much but he’s landing MORE than Mayweather, who also isn’t doing anything notable offensively yet. But that might change. Mayweather eats a little counter right as he opens up and throws, landing a right hand. Floyd starting to pick it up now. Mayweather starting to plow forward, not usual for him. Counter right from Floyd. I think Floyd won this round. Mayweather 10-9, McGregor 39-37

Round 5: Mayweather still walking forward. Just having to change his own usual tactics is making for a weird fight. McGregor doesn’t get close enough for consistent counters, so Mayweather has to lead, and that’s not his dance. Mayweather with a good left, though. He is walking Conor down and testing his gas tank for the long haul. Mayweather 10-9, McGregor 48-47

Round 6: McGregor comes out attacking, Mayweather is blatantly baiting for fouls at this point. Mayweather throwing weird, amateur punches because Conor is so awkward he’s lost his cool a bit. Mayweather coming on now. McGregor backing up for a moment. McGregor has no gas left. Nothing on his shots. Mayweather has gotten him to the waters he wanted. Crowd chanting for Conor, but more and more this is becoming a Floyd fight. A weird one, but a Floyd fight. Good right hand from Mayweather. McGregor taunts again. Mayweather 10-9, 57-57

Round 7: Floyd’s taking over. Listen, I don’t mean that as a negative about McGregor. He’s here, in round 7, and he’s fighting. But the class is showing a bit. And it should! In reality, it was expected to earlier. Mayweather is in control now. McGregor just doesn’t have the toolset for 12 rounds of this guy. Mayweather 10-9, 67-66

Round 8: Mayweather back to walking McGregor down. There’s a lead right. McGregor lands a couple, but these are arm punches now. He’s working his ass off, but it’s adding up. Conor’s hands dipping more and giving Floyd openings as he backs out. I really don’t think McGregor has much left in the tank, but damn if he’s not there and fighting. Mayweather 10-9, 77-75

Round 9: McGregor storms out and hurts Mayweather with a body shot, but Mayweather turtles up and draws a break from the referee. Mayweather shelling up some at mid-ring and now has the timing back that he wants, but there’s Mayweather coming back now, hurting McGregor. McGregor looks at the clock. Mayweather teeing off with clean shots now. Look, McGregor has no legs and is getting tagged. But he won’t give in. Mayweather just punishing McGregor in this round. I am incredibly impressed by McGregor’s heart, honestly. The class is what it is, but McGregor is one tough MFer. Mayweather 10-9, 87-84

Round 10: Mayweather unloading on McGregor now. McGregor wobbling around the ring and the referee stops the fight. Mayweather TKO-10

Gervonta Davis vs Francisco Fonseca

Round 1: Davis appears to have murdered the famous Muppet Gonzo and used his pelt for gear. Davis targeting the body early. He looks beyond confident, as he likely should be, but we’ll see. Davis in control early. Davis 10-9

Round 2: Davis keeps looking at the ceiling for some reason. He does a cool body lock lift on Fonseca but this ain’t the MMA!!!!! Right folks!! Davis winging heavy shots at the end of the round. Fonseca seems more confused than anything. This is a weird early performance by Davis, but he’s winning. Davis 10-9, 20-18

Round 3: Fonseca is a game dude so far. Again, he seems weirded out by Davis’ goofy offense, but hey. Davis landing good shots this round. He has absolutely no concern about Fonseca doing anything in this fight, it seems. Davis 10-9, 30-27

Round 4: Davis now playing with Fonseca. Fonseca’s landed a couple good shots this round while Davis is dicking around. Davis complains about a body shot late in the round. There’s really nothing I’m enjoying about Davis’ display tonight. Missed weight and now he’s clowning with a massive underdog? Fonseca 10-9, Davis 39-37

Round 5: Davis keeps playing around. He also keeps getting hit. He might should focus up a little before something stupid happens. Davis really needs to remember why he’s even here. Fonseca 10-9, Davis 48-47

Round 6: Davis has moments where he remembers, oh, yeah, I’m the much better fighter and could do work if I wanted to, I should do that. Some body work that’s effective. Changes levels and goes up top. Talking some trash. Right hand from Fonseca. Davis 10-9, 58-56

Round 7: Fonseca cracks Davis off balance with a shot early in the round as Al Bernstein craps on Davis’ performance. I’m starting to conspiracy theory this MFer and thinking Davis was asked to stretch this thing out. Fonseca’s roughing him up some this round and Davis is all but letting it happen, trying, in theory, to walk Fonseca into a clean left, which hasn’t happened yet. Davis with a left late in the round. Fonseca 10-9, Davis 67-66

Round 8: Fonseca goes down early in the round and stays down for 10. Weird and didn’t immediately look like a knockdown. Davis took a swipe at him when he was down, too. Anyway. Davis KO-8. Replay: Clear punch to the back of the head, pushed him down, swiped at him again. That’s your “KO.”

Nathan Cleverly vs Badou Jack

Round 1: Looking for Jack to attack the body early, and he does. Cleverly marching right toward him, too. Both jabbing. Cleverly to the body with a hook. Jack with three shots to the body. Really like Jack’s aggression early, and Cleverly is there to meet it. More to the body from Jack. Again to the body. He’s attacking hard. Cleverly doing some work here, too, lands a right upstairs, and then another. Staredown after the bell. Good start. Jack 10-9

Round 2: Jack starting fast again. More to the body from Jack. Cleverly trying to find openings, flurries up and lands a good right up top. Jack’s shots have more conviction, which is going to catch judges’ eyes. Also he’s fighting better and winning. Cleverly tries to show something at the end of the round again. Jack 10-9, 20-18

Round 3: Jack is really, really active in this fight, and that’s fun to see. HARD uppercut from Jack sneaks between the gloves, Cleverly eats it. His money punch is usually an uppercut, too, but Jack seems to have that scouted. Jack changing levels on Cleverly constantly, just keeping him off balance constantly. More work, head and body, from Jack. Cleverly is very game here but he’s getting outworked. Jack 10-9, 30-27

Round 4: Jack really beating Cleverly up early this round. He’s looking way too good for Cleverly so far. Yeah, Jack is starting to really kick Cleverly’s ass. He’s busting him up with body shots and starting to light him right up. Cleverly busted open now, too, bleeding from the nose, it appears. He’s getting smoked in here. Jack has been great. Jack 10-9, 40-36

Round 5: Jack is just taking Cleverly apart, storming right out and going back to work to start this round. He looks two levels above Cleverly. Jack just continues to demolish Cleverly, absolutely dominating this fight. Finally, Tony Weeks has seen enough and stops the fight. Jack TKO-5

Andrew Tabiti vs Steve Cunningham

Round 1: First minute passes with nothing really happening, Tabiti popping some jabs to Cunningham’s gloves as the minute turns over. Triple jab from Tabiti, Cunningham back with his own. Tabiti with another couple quick little shots. He’s moving around to start, making Cunningham chase. Tabiti with a jab. Cunningham opens up, but nothing notable. Heads clash a little as they come together. Quiet opening round. Tabiti 10-9

Round 2: Nice counter from Cunningham, then a combination back from Tabiti, also countered with the right. Tabiti with a quick little right hand, then gets out of the pocket. Fight not catching fire, and may not if Tabiti continues winning rounds with this approach. Tabiti 10-9, 20-18

Round 3: Tabiti showing some more fire, which gets Cunningham charging. Tabiti really calm and collected in this fight, showing a lot of poise. But Cunningham is finding a bit more success in trying to chase and swarm Tabiti, too. I still lean to Tabiti. Tabiti 10-9, 30-27

Round 4: I wouldn’t say this is exciting. Tabiti is doing what he can to keep it from being exciting, and fighting smart and working well behind his jab. Tabiti landing cleaner shots for me. Cunningham is not out of this fight or anything, but he’s having no sustained success. Tabiti 10-9, 40-36

Round 5: Tabiti having no problems neutralizing Cunningham so far in this fight. Cunningham, even when he gets Tabiti in the corner, gets smothered quickly. Cunningham has always been a jumpy, somewhat awkward fighter, but it’s not doing him any favors here. He doesn’t have the legs he used to, for one thing. He was closer this round but I like Tabiti’s control of the tempo still. Tabiti 10-9, 50-45

Round 6: Tabiti with, as Paulie points out, creative combinations. He’s not an exciting fighter, though. That KO percentage leads you to think he might be, but he’s really not. Cunningham still unable to really catch up to Tabiti and actually do any effective work besides the odd punch here and there. Dull fight, in all honestly. Tabiti 10-9, 60-54

Round 7: Cunningham again trying to do something going forward, then gives up on that when it fails. Cunningham really has to get something going here, even if you gave him the 5th, that’s the only one where I think he has a real argument. Cunningham doing a little work on the ropes, nothing on the shots he’s throwing, though. Tabiti pops a few more jabs in, and both throw late in the round, nobody landing anything, then they tie up again. Tabiti 10-9, 70-63

Round 8: Tabiti is a good fighter. I don’t know that he has that high of a ceiling, and I’m almost certain he’ll never be someone people get excited about, but he’s a good fighter. Cunningham’s smothered again when he gets Tabiti into a corner. Cunningham charging into clinches this round. Fairly dominant round for Tabiti. Tabiti lands a shot a bit after the bell. Tabiti 10-9, 80-72

Round 9: Tabiti is, clearly, in full control of this fight. Brother Naazim Richardson is frustrated with Cunningham in the corner between rounds. Cunningham looks every bit of 41. Still in great physical shape, still game enough, but the legs aren’t what they were and time has taken its toll. Tabiti 10-9, 90-81

Round 10: Methodical. That’s what you could call Tabiti in this fight. Not a bad thing, just an observation. Cunningham avoiding shots as Tabiti tries to wing some shots and maybe land something that punctuates the performance. Cunningham short on almost everything. He never found the range at all in this fight. A little trash talking late in the fight. Tabiti 10-9, 100-90

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