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McGregor vs Mayweather Confirmed For 26 August

McGregor vs Mayweather Confirmed For 26 August

McGregor vs Mayweather Confirmed For 26 August

June. 15: The much awaited battle between UFC star Conor McGregor and the former five-division boxing champion Floyd Mayweather is all set for 26 August.

The highly-anticipated matchup will take place at MGM Grand in Las Vegas on August 26.

The undercard for the fight will be comprised of boxing matches and Mayweather Promotions will handle the matchmaking. Both fighters are noted for their ability to sell their fights, and both have exchanged trash talk and more to promote their bouts.

Wednesday evening brought confirmation that Floyd Mayweather will come out of retirement so that he can welcome the mouthiest MMA fighter of all time to the boxing ring.

Every bout the Irish brawler has contested in the UFC has been a bigger deal than the last.

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Moments before Mayweather's announcement, McGregor tweeted out: "THE FIGHT IS ON". He retired in 2015 with an unblemished record of 49-0, including wins over Manny Pacquiao and Oscar de la Hoya. It comes less than a month before Gennady Golovkin and Canelo Alvarez meet in a highly anticipated fight that could rival it for pay-per-view buys.

Known for his devastating striking and highlight-reel knockouts, McGregor is also quick and irrational on his feet, but few would back him to beat one of the most complete boxers of all time.

At 28, he has a lot less wear and tear on his body than the 40-year-old Mayweather, who has been retired for nearly two years.

White did add that Showtime and Mayweather Promotions will be handling the event and most of the build, but the UFC is planning to promote McGregor, the reigning UFC lightweight champion, as much as possible. "Conor also believes with all his heart he will knock Mayweather out". Conor McGregor boxing match is finally official.

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