After months of speculation one of the most anticipated fights in modern history has been announced. Floyd Mayweather will fight Conor McGregor in a 12 round boxing match. The fight will be the most high profile Boxer vs MMA fighter fight in history and is due to take place on Thursday August 26th.
UFC boss Dana White has said that he expects McGregor to make around $100 Million for the fight and it has been said that Mayweather Promotions will handle the matchmaking of the undercard. Floyd Mayweather has a record of 49-0 and is considered to be one of the greatest boxers of all time, whilst Conor McGregor has been the face of MMA for the past few years after winning several titles and a record of 21-3.
Both fighters have now confirmed the match up on Twitter with McGregor using a picture of Floyd Mayweather Sr. instead. The fight will cap off what is expected to be one of the greatest builds of a fight in the history of sport with two of not only the greatest athletes in their profession but greatest talkers. Get ready for wild press conferences, great memes and a fight to remember.
THE FIGHT IS ON. pic.twitter.com/KhW0u3jRft
— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) June 14, 2017
— Floyd Mayweather (@FloydMayweather) June 14, 2017
Mayweather v McGregor will take place in Las Vegas at the T-Mobile Arena, ticket prices for what is sure to be the hottest ticket of 2017 have not yet been released yet. Keep checking back for more coverage on the build up to the most anticipated sporting event of the year here at Rebellious Noise.