The prospect of a blockbuster fight between boxing legend Floyd Mayweather Jr and UFC star Conor McGregor has had tongues wagging for months, but on Wednesday it became a reality. It will be a 12-round bout with 10-ounce gloves.
When Mayweather steps into the ring against the UFC fighter in Las Vegas on August 26, he looks certain to shatter his previous best of 4.6million pay-per-view purchases.
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After splitting two high-profile bouts with Nate Diaz, McGregor knocked out Eddie Alvarez to add the organisation's lightweight title in December a year ago.
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After just under two years of smack talk between the two, Mayweather and McGregor coming to an agreement to finalize this fight is a massive development.
The contest will take place at the MGM Grand Garden Arena, with the Nevada State Athletic Commission having approved the date for a Mayweather Promotions fight, Nevada State Athletic Commission executive director Bob Bennett confirmed. I've seen it happen. "One shot can change the whole outcome [of a fight so] we damn sure ain't taking Conor McGregor lightly [because] when he touches people, it has a tremendous impact".
Floyd, who bowed out of the sport in 2015 after his 49th consecutive win, shared a poster advertising the big bout in Las Vegas on Instagram, and simply captioned it, "IT'S OFFICIAL!"
Stephen Espinoza, executive vice president and general manager at Showtime Sports, believes that McGregor and Mayweather are attracting a different kind of audience that the fight with Pacquiao wasn't able to reach. "He will go after Mayweather and try to knock him out".
The fight - under boxing rules - is bound to draw huge interest from fans and massive pay days for the two fighters. Obviously Mauro (Ranallo) is out go-to guy and has a history in both boxing and MMA but we're going to sit down with Dana and his colleagues and put together a team that makes the most sense for the event.