Mayweather vs McGregor happening on August 26

Posted June 20, 2017

To make sure that boxing regulations are adhered to, UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor will not be allowed to kick, elbow or use takedown moves during his mega boxing match with retired welterweight Floyd Mayweather.

The long-anticipated fight, which pits two of the top-selling fighters in the world, was announced by both Mayweather and McGregor on Wednesday. The purse for the fight is not being disclosed, but it is rumored that both fighters will receive a considerable boost to their net worth.

Floyd Mayweather's fight with Conor McGregor pits boxing's biggest star against MMA's biggest star. However much Mayweather and McGregor earn from the fight, at least we now know that the fight is happening on August 26, at Las Vegas' T-Mobile Arena.

A win for Mayweather would move him ahead of former heavyweight great Rocky Marciano, who also retired with a ideal 49-0 career record.

The fight between Mayweather and McGregor will undoubtedly be one of the most lucrative in the history of combat sports, but many aren't expecting it to be fairly close, as McGregor has never competed in a professional boxing match before.

Leonard Ellerbe, chief executive of Mayweather Promotions, said the boxer's team chose to end his 23-month retirement because the clamor for the 154-pound showdown had been impossible to ignore.

Mayweather's pay-per-view record eclipsed the previous best for his title fight against Oscar de la Hoya in 2007, which pulled in 2.48m. "It will be a ppv event in the United States", said Espinoza.

"It's a very good opportunity to show an MMA fighter is a well-rounded fighter, they can win in MMA fights, and also in boxing", Li said through a translator.

He said: "Listen, is he at the level of a Floyd Mayweather as far as boxing standards go? No". He wanted this and obviously the fans wanted it too. Brazilian Bethe Correia, whose bantamweight clash with American Holly Holm will be the main event of fight night here on Saturday, says it is going to be a tough fight for the Irishman.

Mayweather is widely regarded as one of the best defensive fighters ever, and prides himself on his ability to evade punishment with his skillful movement about the ring while making adjustments against opponents on the fly.