Mayweather vs McGregor: Everything You Need To Know About the Fight

MMA double champion Conor McGregor and undefeated boxer Floyd Mayweather go to play a highly anticipated boxing match at the last of this month, however, fans were beginning to doubt if it would happen and it’s really gonna happen. When the UFC fighter McGregor said he would be interested in fighting boxing champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. back in 2015, the world started to dreaming of the Mayweather-McGregor fight would ever happen. Mayweather and McGregor will face off at T-Mobile Arena what will be the first historical sporting events ever happen with two different category fighters.

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Fans were tremendously thrilled when the fight reportedly announce publicly and set it on August 26 at T-Mobile arena on the Las Vegas Strip in Nevada. and the subject has become the hot topic to many journalists, TV Channels, newspapers and all of the boxing mad-fans. Two years of expectation come to an end. Now we are going to discuss some true facts of the fight:

What are the rules?

We know this is a fight between a boxer and mixed martial arts, but this is a boxing match. So, McGregor can’t use his UFC tactics like – kicking, knees to the head and rear naked chokes. The Irish superstar must obey the boxing rules. The weight limit is 154lbs for the super-fight. This is a 12 round match, three-minute rounds, championship length, and 10-ounce boxing gloves. Two fighters have also agreed to taste the USADA before the matchup.

Preparations for the fight are going truly underway. Both competitors already in training. Mayweather is a former world champion in this division and McGregor is also fitted to the weight class. McGregor has beaten Eddie Alvarez at lightweight (155lbs) at UFC 205 in New York in November 2016.

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Why is it happening?

The undefeated Floyd Mayweather will face UFC champ Conor McGregor on August 26. Both fighters have their own purpose to take the fight happen, but the big amount of money stand to make fight can’t ignore. Everybody has learned that the two could earn as much as $100m from the bout, notwithstanding Mayweather would receive a great portion of the fight purse prior to his superior reputation in the professional boxing career.

The public motive of the fight is, “In a real fight, I would dismantle him in seconds… Why would he take me on?” — McGregor said to Mayweather in late 2015 and then the rumor was going on to hold a Mayweather-McGregor fight. In spite of comment, both fighters continued to debate about the super-fight on social media which brings the fight happen. The pair was exchanged verbal insults among them until the fight was officially announced.

Why is Floyd Mayweather coming out of his third-time retirement?

Floyd “Money” Mayweather returned to the ring for the second-time in his career. In 2007 Mayweather has announced his retirement from professional boxing after a victory over Ricky Hatton in Las Vegas. After that, he returned to the ring to fight to fight Juan Manuel Marquez 21-month later. In the meantime, he’s made a nine-match winning streak along with Shane Mosley, Miguel Cotto, Canelo Álvarez, and Manny Pacquiao. Mayweather has taken retirement for the second time after beating Andre Berto on September 12, 2015.

Mayweather again returned to the ring for the third time only to face McGregor of. “Only thing I’m probably interested in is the Conor McGregor fight,” Mayweather said.  “I’m a businessman, and it makes business sense. I believe in what me and [adviser] Al Haymon talk about every day.”

What’s happened from the fight announcement till now?

Fans are getting updated about the bout from newspapers, magazines, TV channels, and social media. So, everybody is aware of the upcoming super-fight. They disclose their opinion by writing comments and share the news via facebook, twitter, and other social media.

The former world heavyweight champion Mike Tyson commented on the bout stating McGregor will ‘get killed’ in the fight. Manny Pacquaio thinks that the fight could be “boring” one where McGregor can’t get any chance in the fight.

Floyd Mayweather Snr and McGregor engaged in some verbal debut in one of the press conference which drew some public attraction. Moreover, McGregor remains cool and sappy during the encounter.

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What Mayweather Must Do to Victory?

Everyone says Mayweather will easily win the fight due to it’s a boxing fight which is Mayweather’s sports. That doesn’t mean that he just entered the ring and mismatched McGregor in a while. In his early fight McGregor shows his power, he has knockout power, but the UFC’s shorter matches may not him ready for the 12 rounds boxing competition. Mayweather should keep on his defensive style through the early round. That doesn’t mean he shouldn’t endeavor an attack on McGregor early, but at first he should to make sure to play it safe. Mayweather has the power to defeat anyone so he must play the fight on his way.

What McGregor Must Do to Victory?

One of the most surprising things about McGregor’s Aug. 26 fight with Mayweather is that the Notorious is not a bigger underdog for the bout. McGregor can’t win the fight simply. He has to follow some technics to defeat the former king. McGregor needs to confirm about his punches count, strength and knockout power. A single punch can always end a fight if it connects correctly. McGregor needs to focus not on a knockout, but trying to hit him anywhere, face, body, or chest. He must try to get Mayweather out of his defensive comfort zone.

What are the odds?

Bookmakers forthwith predicted a Mayweather win when the fight became official. William Hill put the experienced fighter at 1/11 favorite. Bovada, online sportsbook, had set the odds in favor of Mayweather (-800) against McGregor (+500).

Oddsmaker Nick Bogdanovich said, “Realistically if we were just putting up a number and didn’t have to take bets on it, Floyd would be 1/100. But this will be a very, very big betting fight for sure, one of the biggest ever.”

Mayweather-McGregor makes things a little bit more interesting.

Odds as of July 5 on BetOnline: Over/Under 40.5 (-115)

Odds as of July 5 on BetOnline: McGregor (-160) Mayweather (+130)

Odds as of June 28 on TopBet: Will Conor McGregor kick Floyd Mayweather? Yes (+600) No (-1200)

Odds as of July 5 on BetOnline: Who will Donald Trump pick to win? Mayweather (-700) McGregor (+450)

Tale of the Tape

Floyd Mayweather Jr. Conor McGregor
“Money”Nickname“The Notorious”
United StatesCountryIreland
151 lbs.Weight154 lbs
Boxing 49-0, 26 KnockoutsRecordMMA 21-3, 18 Knockouts

Who could fight on the undercard?

Honestly speaking we are not sure. There have been rumored that World Heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua could fight against number one Heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko as he’s wanted a rematch after his latest fight. If it happens then the main event will become more interesting. John Kavanagh, McGregor’s coach, suggested that they should offer some top Irish boxer to take part in the undercards. The coach recommends Katie Taylor, Michael Conlan, Paddy Barnes, Niall Kennedy, Gary O’Sullivan and Steve Ormond to fight against Mayweather’s fighters on August 26.


Without any doubt bookmakers immediately predicted Mayweather. His professional record is compact with 49-0, while McGregor never played any boxing match earlier. The Notorious is a is a 9/2 underdog according to bookmakers. McGregor may have a chance in the early rounds but Mayweather will control the rest of the round of the bout. So McGregor should try from the beginning round.

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