Floyd – now 50-0 in his career – speaks after the fight: “[Conor]’s a tough competitor – we gave the fans what they wanted to see
Conor speaks: “I thought it was close … I get a little floppy when I get tired … [Floyd] was a lot more composed. You’ve got to give it to him … I don’t know if I will box again”
Floyd: “I chose the right dance partner for my last dance … this was my final fight”
“He’s a lot better than I thought he was … he used different angles. But I was the better man … It was our gameplan to take our time and take him out down the stretch.”
The two men embrace in the ring. There’s clearly respect from Floyd – and no wonder, the rookie lasted 10 rounds with one of the great fighters. Conor lacked two things as the fight went on – his punches lacked bite and he just didn’t have the legs to last through a 12-round fight.
Floyd Mayweather announces his retirement.