It’s being dubbed as The Money Fight; it’s the biggest possible fight that could be made in the world of combat sports today. And it’s official folks. Floyd Mayweather Jr. (49-0) will face Conor McGregor (Boxing Debut) on August 26th in Las Vegas.
Both McGregor and Mayweather confirmed the fight via just moments ago on their respective social media accounts. The fight will take place at 154 lbs.
THE FIGHT IS ON. pic.twitter.com/KhW0u3jRft
— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) June 14, 2017
— Floyd Mayweather (@FloydMayweather) June 14, 2017
As far as location goes, the fight will take place inside of the T-Mobile Arena. It will be available to order on PPV via Showtime and will consist of all boxing matches and it will be brought to you via Mayweather Promotions.
Mayweather retired from the sport of boxing with a perfect record after defeating Andre Berto in September of 2015. McGregor’s last fight took place at UFC 205 in November of 2016 where he would defeat Eddie Alvarez to become the first competitor in UFC history to hold titles in two different divisions at the same time. McGregor would later be forced to vacate the featherweight championship that he won by defeating Jose Aldo via KO in 13 seconds but still holds the lightweight title he won off Alvarez to this day.
Mayweather is currently a -800 favorite while the comeback on McGregor is +500 per Bovada.LV. You can expect those lines to change as both of these master promoters begin doing the proverbial rounds shortly leading up to August 26th.
• The fight will be 12 rounds and the fighters will wear 10 oz gloves.
• As stated above, the fight will be contested at 154 lbs.
• McGregor is set to make around $100 million dollars per Dana White. The most he made for a UFC fight was $18 million.
• McGregor truly believes that he will KO Mayweather.
• The fight will consist of boxing only and the undercard will be put together by Mayweather Promotions.
• Mayweather and McGregor will be tested by USADA.
• The price point for the PPV is being rumored to be anywhere from $69.99 to upwards of $100.
• Dana White told TMZ that he does not believe Anderson Silva will fight Roy Jones Jr. on this card. UFC Heavyweight Champion Stipe Miocic has also been campaigning for a fight with Anthony Joshua on the card.