The unbeaten UFC Lightweight Champion Conor McGregor will fight with unbeaten boxer Floyd Mayweather in a boxing match playing on 26th August 2017 in Las Vegas.
Both the sports person Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather had confirmed the fight on social media on Wednesday.
According to UFC president Dana White, the fight will be at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas and will be contested at 154 pounds. It will be a standard, 12-round boxing match with 10-ounce gloves. The venue could change, however to T- Mobile.
“UFC President Dana White said, on a Wednesday evening conference call. “That is absolutely in the contract, No.1.
“No. 2 this is a boxing match under the rules of the Nevada State Athletic Commission. When you talk about a guy like Floyd Mayweather — the lawsuit if that ever happened you all know how much Conor likes money. Conor would depart with a whole lot of money if that ever happened.”
Mayweather is considered the greatest boxer of this generation. The fight with McGregor will give him the opportunity to improve to 50-0 instead of 49-0.
McGregor is one of the best mixed martial arts fighters in the world. But he has never boxed before either amateur or pro. He is former UFC Featherweight Champion. During his career, McGregor has competed as a featherweight, lightweight, and welterweight.
The bout came together accidentally, as McGregor first spoke about his desire to fight Mayweather and then they began going back-and-forth on social media.
The fight will almost certainly be the most valuable fight of all-time. The fight is expected to gross almost 5million PPV buys, which would net a cash windfall of $475m. White has estimated that Mayweather will net up to $100m for the fight, with McGregor slated to earn around $75m.
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