Money Stole the Show in Mayweather vs Mcgregor Fight
Tony Elumelu, Nigerian billionaire and chairman of Heirs Holdings, was in the crowd that watched this morning’s junior middleweight boxing match in Las Vegas, USA, between veteran boxer Floyd Mayweather and mixed martial artist, Conor McGregor.
Elumelu posted the above picture of himself on his twitter handle @TonyElumelu. He wrote; “The better fighter won. The champ remains undefeated. 50:0 #mayweather #mcgregor #themoneyteam #mayweathermcgregor #mayweathervsmcgregor”.
Floyd Mayweather defeated Mcgregor via a Technical Knockout (TKO) in the 10th round of that fight. It was his 50th win in fifty (50) fights. The match is touted as the second biggest fight of this decade. Mayweather’s fight against Manny Pacquiao in 2015 is reputed to be the biggest.
Floyd has reportedly earned a guaranteed purse of 100 million dollars from that victory, while Mcgregor’s guaranteed earnings from his loss is 30 million dollars.
Although Tony Elumelu and other money bags could afford to attend the fight, Nigerians took to Whatsapp before that fight and shared the following message:
“Floyd Mayweather Vs Conor Mcgregor
Saturday, August 2017 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, NV US.
Me: $107,750.00 just to watch a match?
I dey craze? Somebody better die in that ring.
Even the match between David and Goliath was FREE!”
The following message has been trending on social media after the match:
“Mcgregor takes 120 million dollars after being beaten by Mayweather.
Mayweather, please where are you? Come and beat me.”
- Cornelius Ellah