Floyd Mayweather And Conor McGregor Officially Set For Boxing Match
The fight between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor is officially happening.
The undefeated boxer and UFC lightweight champion will finally settle their feud in the boxing ring at T-Mobile Arena on Aug. 26 in Las Vegas, Yahoo Sports reports.
McGregor and Mayweather have been trash-talking one another for months and will now put an end to it in a traditional 12-round boxing match, UFC president Dana White confirmed to TMZ.
“THE FIGHT IS ON,” McGregor said in a social media post, trolling Mayweather with a photo of his father Floyd Sr. opposite him.
“It’s official!” Mayweather confirmed, posting a promo for the fight on his Instagram account.
White has been handling most of the negotiations for the fight, which Floyd finalized by agreeing to terms on Wednesday. McGregor is expected to make about $100 million for the fight. It hasn’t yet been revealed what Mayweather will make, but it’s believed to be even more than that.
According to White, McGregor and Mayweather will be fighting at 154 pounds and will both use 10 oz. gloves. He also revealed to TMZ that there will be an undercard match, but Mayweather Promotions is expected to handle the matchmaking.
Ticket prices have not been set yet, but Vegas odds makers are already taking bets and the fans are already counting down the days to Aug. 26.