Finally! Mayweather, McGregor to fight August 26
McGregor had earlier tweeted that “THE FIGHT IS ON” to hint that a public announcement was imminent, with the Irishman already confirming that he had signed his part of the deal some weeks ago.
Mayweather signing his half of the deal, with the 40-year-old announcing the fight through his Instagram channel.
The fight will be televised on pay-per-view on Showtime and will gross tens of millions of dollars. 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.
Mayweather will reportedly be paid over 100 million US dollars for the contest, which will be broadcast on pay-per-view networks across the world.
Given McGregor’s non-existent boxing experience and Mayweather’s reputation as one of the finest fighters in history, many observers are already predicting a mismatch.
Where will the fight take place?
Mayweather Promotions have reportedly reserved the T-Mobile Arena for the superfight.
The Los Angeles Times’ Lance Pugmire had initially reported the Nevada Athletic Commission granted a request from Mayweather Promotions to schedule the fight for August 26 at the nearby MGM Grand.
But UFC President Dana White confirmed on Wednesday that the fight would be held at the marginally larger T-Mobile Arena.
When will the fight take place?
Multiple dates had been suggested, but the fight will take place on August 26.
Mayweather’s promotional company had also booked out the MGM Grand for July 29, but that date is most likely being used for the Mikey Garcia-Adrien Broner fight.