Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor confirm Las Vegas 'superfight'
- Author: Julie Sanders Jun 19, 2017,
Jun 19, 2017, 14:08
Rumors have circulated for nearly a year about a super fight between the two powerhouses of fighting, however, even UFC President Dana White expressed some doubt as to if the two sides would be able to reach a compromise that would enable them to actually step into the reach.
The fight is scheduled for August 26 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas after months of negotiations. McGregor is 0-0 in boxing, but the Irishman's boxing record isn't what made him a household name.
Deadspin said, "McGregor has roughly as much chance of beating Mayweather in an actual boxing match as you do of beating Kobe Bryant in a dunk contest". He has been the UFC Featherweight Champion (145 pounds) and UFC Lightweight Champion (155 pounds).
Fighters at the top of a card get a cut of the pay-per-view.
"And Conor McGregor is an absolute knockout artist". "I just love the fight. Win, lose or draw, I finally and forever become a true McGregor fan because he continues to challenge himself and the norms of society". "I think I'd surprise a lot of people, I think it'd be an wonderful fight ... let's do it!"
The big fight was announced on Wednesday (14Jun17), when the undefeated boxer declared he was officially out of retirement so he could face off with mixed martial arts star McGregor.
The fight - at light-middleweight - will be one of the richest in boxing history with both men each due to bank in excess of £80m.
Go ahead and block off August 26-27 on your calendar now.
"People telling me Mayweather will have his hands full trying to land on McGregor - STOP IT!" he wrote.
Like Ellerbe, we'll all have to wait to see if this fight is going to be as exciting as its buildup, but one thing is certain: whatever takes place inside the ring will be historic.
A win for Mayweather would see him surpass Rocky Marciano's record of 49 wins without defeat, but McGregor will be out to show his power with 10oz gloves on and will be looking to knock his opponent out.