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It's on: Mayweather to fight UFC star McGregor Aug. 26

Mayweather Promotions, Showtime putting on Mayweather-McGregor fight It's on: Mayweather to fight UFC star McGregor Aug. 26
Lucia Summers | 15 June, 2017, 04:10

Floyd Mayweather Jr. said Wednesday he will come out of retirement to face UFC star Conor McGregor in a boxing match on August 26.

The super-fight between Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather has been made official, according to multiple reports.

Neither UFC president Dana White, Mayweather Promotions CEO Leonard Ellerbe or Showtime's Stephen Espinoza could be reached for comment.

The fight is to take place under normal boxing rules, despite McGregor having never boxed either as an amateur or professionally.

Mayweather, 41, is considered to be one of the greatest boxers, an undefeated professional, and a five-division world champion.

It followed a successful defence of his WBC and WBA welterweight titles, a victory that equalled Rocky Marciano's career record of 49-0.

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He and McGregor first mooted the idea of a fight in a series of exchanges on social media, in which the Irishman urged Mayweather to step up and sign.

"I got a call (Tuesday) night from Mayweather Promotions that they wanted to be put back on the agenda, so I put them back on the agenda", Bob Bennett, executive director of the Nevada State Athletic Commission, told ESPN.

McGregor has shot up the ranks in the UFC and is the biggest draw in MMA history.

But both fighters stand to earn vast sums from what is expected to be one of the most lucrative boxing bouts in history. He retired in 2015 after defeating Manny Pacquiao in a record-setting PPV blockbuster, followed by a unanimous decision win over Andre Berto.

So while the venue is likely to be the MGM Grand, or possibly the T-Mobile Arena, it seems certain the McGregor Mayweather date will be Saturday August 26. The pay-per-view is expected to gross around $475 million. He also said he talked to McGregor this morning and he says "he's really confident that he's gonna win this fight." and "he will try to knock him out". The fight has been anticipated for nearly an two years since McGregor appeared on the Conan O'Brien Show in 2015 expressing his interest in going toe to toe with Mayweather and it is being called the biggest sporting event of the year.

Also the date is wondered by many to be in direct competition with the other superfight between Mexican superstar Saul "Canelo" Alvarez and middleweight destroyer Gennady "GGG" Golovkin taking place at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on September 16th.

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