So, on Saturday night, the fight of the century finally came to an end with Floyd Mayweather predictably defeating Conor McGregor at the T-Mobile arena in Las Vegas.
The American boxer stopped the Irish UFC fighter in the tenth round by technical knockout, a victory method that was tipped by most before the bout.
Mayweather can now officially claim he has achieved 50 victories in the four cornered ring without ever losing.
McGregor fought valiantly but in the end, it was confirmed that he is better suited to fighting in the Octagon, or at best, fighting a lower calibre opponent.
The reaction to the fight came from far and wide, with boxers, footballers and celebrities from across the globe commemorating a fight which shattered every box office record.
One man to react to the fight was former heavyweight champion, Wladimir Klitschko, who recently announced his retirement from the ring.
The Ukrainian brute was supposedly scheduled for a rematch with Anthony Joshua, but in the end, he decided the time to hang up this prestigious gloves had come.
Klitschko's reaction was typically classy, praising both fighters and honouring Mayweather's impressive record.
McGregor will no doubt be ecstatic to receive praise from such great boxer, given he had such little time to adjust to an entirely new sport.
Now, it remains to be seen whether the Irish brawler will give boxing another go or whether he will return to UFC.
In the final press conference, he had spoken about creating his own sport, but after his defeat, he may not follow up on that statement.
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Mayweather has now finally decided to retire after claiming the record that he so desperately craved.
Now, the debate will centre around whether the scientific fighter is one of the true greats or whether he simply fought on his own terms.
McGregor was not the ideal opponent to claim the record, given his inexperience, however, no one can deny the fact the Mayweather is a truly sensational athlete, a view which Klitschko certainly shares.