Mayweather, McGregor agree to August 26 super fight
Mayweather, McGregor agree to August 26 super fight
19 June, 2017, 00:05
The fight will take place in a boxing ring and be governed by boxing rules.
Both fighters have been the most discussed in their respective arts for the past decade.
The economic expectations have been set so high because intense public demand for Mayweather-McGregor transformed it from a dismissed mismatch to a reality that'll take place 10 weeks from Saturday night.
The fight was first mooted in a series of exchanges on social media, in which McGregor urged Mayweather to step up and sign.
Forty-year-old Mayweather is considered the greatest boxer of his era, retiring with a 49-0 pro record from 1996 through 2015.
The fight confirmed on Wednesday is expected to gross millions of dollars, with Mayweather a solid favourite.
"This is really an unprecedented event", said Stephen Espinoza, who heads Showtime Sports, which will handle the pay-per-view.
Mayweather is obviously a heavy favorite against McGregor, so you can't blame him for getting out ahead of the game as far as trademarks and potential opportunities that could come with a win at the big event. Given the stature of the two guys involved, the purse of Mayweather-McGregor may wind up challenging Mayweather-Manny Pacquiao. "He is absolutely, 100% positive that he wins this fight". The upcoming fight will give him an opportunity to take the record to ideal 50-0, as the bout will be a professional boxing match sanctioned by the Nevada Athletic Commission. It has also intrigued some in boxing, though most dismiss McGregor's chances under boxing rules against one of the greatest defensive fighters in history.
Irishman McGregor is the only UFC fighter to hold a world title in two different weight divisions. It comes less than a month before Gennady Golovkin and Canelo Alvarez meet in a highly anticipated fight September 16 that could rival it for pay-per-view buys.
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