Floyd Mayweather To Fight Conor McGregor On August 26
Former boxing world champion Floyd Mayweather will fight UFC champion Conor McGregor in a light-middleweight boxing match in Las Vegas on 26 August.
Mayweather took to twitter confirming the fight details with the message: “It’s official.”
— Floyd Mayweather (@FloydMayweather) June 14, 2017
While Irish UFC lightweight champion McGregor also tweeted: “The fight is on.”
THE FIGHT IS ON. pic.twitter.com/KhW0u3jRft
— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) June 14, 2017
It is reported each fighter could earn as much as $100m (£78.4m) from the bout, which would be one of the richest in boxing history.
Mayweather, a former five-weight world champion and widely considered the best boxer of his generation, retired unbeaten in 2015 after 49 bouts.
That followed a successful defence of his WBC and WBA welterweight titles, a victory that equalled Rocky Marciano’s career record of 49-0.
Mayweather retired for the first time in 2008 after 39 fights.
McGregor, who has never boxed professionally, became the UFC’s first dual-division champion in November 2016 and has previously challenged Mayweather to a fight under mixed martial arts rules.
His boxing licence was granted by the California State Athletic Commission in December, allowing him to box in the US state.
This is a fight many boxing and UFC fans have been anticipating for a while and it’s sure to become one of the most talked-about sporting events of 2017.