McGregor 100 per cent positive that he will beat Mayweather

The news broke on Wednesday that a boxing bout between boxing legend Floyd Mayweather Jr. and UFC champion Conor McGregor had been finalized for August 26 in Las Vegas. The Las Vegas venue for Mayweather-McGregor and the pay-per-view price have yet to be announced. In May, White said that the two agreed to a fight, and they were waiting to finalize the terms.

Lovers of sports spectacles can rejoice: The long-rumored super-fight between undefeated boxing great Floyd Mayweather Jr. and mixed martial arts champion Conor McGregor has been made official.

As per British publication Sun, McGregor, who now possess the UFC lightweight championship, could be paid $100 million for just showing up to the fight.

The biggest question now is will McGregor be able to touch Mayweather in the upcoming boxing match. The fight will take place August 26 in Las Vegas, at 154lbs. Many believe that the Irishman and Mayweather can set the record for the most successful pay-per-view event in combat sports history, which is now held by Mayweather vs. Manny Pacquiao.

McGregor vs Mayweather confirmed for 8/26, twitter reacts.

Details of the Mayweather-Pacquiao PPV prices were released just over a month before the 2015 fight, so fans might have to wait until mid-July to get finalized numbers. Anything can happen, especially in a high-profile clash like Mayweather-McGregor.

"McGregor has a lot of confidence because of what he's achieved in the UFC but he's not getting in there with a domestic-level fighter, he's getting in there with one of the greatest fighters of all time".

Ellerbe believes Mayweather v McGregor will surpass those figures. When you go out and you put everything on line - I've said this about Floyd Mayweather for years.

The fight is expected to be a 12-round boxing match, with 10-ounce gloves.

"(Mayweather) finished the Pacquiao fight - Wednesday he was back in the damn gym", Ellerbe said.

McGregor has held UFC featherweight and lightweight title belts, but has never boxed in either professional or amateur settings.

  • Julie Sanders