Mayweather-McGregor is official for August 26th
By Kelly Owen
Published: June 14, 2017
LAS VEGAS - At last, the speculation is over as multiple sources confirm that the August 26th date, requested by Mayweather Promotions has been approved by the Nevada State Athletic Commission to host the controversial bout between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor.
New father, Conor McGregor, will be testing his boxing aptitude in a professional setting for the first time and Floyd Mayweather will dust off the gloves and step into the ring for the first time since his retirement in September 2015. It's being reported that the bout will take place at 154-pounds and at the T-Mobile Arena. The bout will be a 12-round boxing match with both men using 10-ounce gloves.
UFC and Showtime will combine to present the main event and the yet, unannounced undercard, with the possibility of a voluntary IBF Super Featherweight title defense by current holder, Gervonta Davis. Badou Jack is also tipped to challenge world light-heavyweight champ, Nathan Cleverly.
It is no surprise, with the amount of money on the table for the respective sides ($100 million for both fighters), that this fight, routinely viewed as a far-fetched fantasy, has come to fruition as McGregor and Dana White agreed on terms last month that will allow Conor to compete in the fight. Mayweather, amongst the all-time elite and certainly the greatest boxer of his generation, now has the opportunity to take his unbeaten record to 50-0 in a fight that was regarded as such a long shot by many, but is now a reality.
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