Floyd Mayweather-Conor McGregor mega-bout is on for August!
Undefeated boxer Floyd Mayweather and mixed martial arts champion Conor McGregor, two of the most popular athletes in their respective sports, have agreed to a crossover fight in the ring on August 26 in Las Vegas.
The fight confirmed on Wednesday is expected to gross millions of dollars, with Mayweather a solid favourite.
Mayweather, 40, retired in 2015 with an unblemished 49-0 professional boxing record while boastful Irishman McGregor, 28, is the UFC’s lightweight champion.
“IT’S OFFICIAL!!!” Mayweather wrote on his Twitter account alongside a short video that included photos of both fighters.
— Floyd Mayweather (@FloydMayweather) June 14, 2017
“THE FIGHT IS ON,” McGregor tweeted minutes before Mayweather’s post.
THE FIGHT IS ON. pic.twitter.com/KhW0u3jRft
— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) June 14, 2017
The two fighters had gone back and forth for nearly a year on the showdown, each demanding $100 million for the fight.
Both camps declined to disclose financial details during a call with reporters but said all sides were satisfied.
“Nobody is bummed out about this deal,” UFC president Dana White said. “Everybody’s happy,” Mayweather Promotions CEO Leonard Ellerbe said.
White told ESPN that the 12-round fight would take place …read more