After years of speculations, Floyd Mayweather Jr. (49-0, 26 KOs) v Conor McGregor (21-3 MMA, 9-1 UFC) fight is set in the boxing ring on Saturday, Aug. 26, 2017 at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada. The bout is finally happening. The bout hotly-anticipated $180million super-fight in Las Vegas. The undefeated boxing king will fight the UFC superstar at 154 Pounds Super Welterweight weight class.
Mayweather vs McGregor fight is the most highly anticipated event of the year because Floyd retired in 2015, with an unbeaten 49-0 record, and takes McGregor’s challenge in a 12-round clash which has been fermenting for more than a year.
Floyd Mayweather is the greatest professional boxer considered one of the greatest boxers of all time. He is the man who has won world titles in five weight classes. The undefeated boxer has made a victory over the second greatest boxer of the current generation, Manny Pacquiao. Floyd is referred as the best defensive boxer in history with a record of 26 wins without a loss or draw. He just has made them look inept, unwieldy, and vanquish.
Conor McGregor is an Irish professional mixed martial fighter, boxing-first fans, MMA-only fans, or MMA-first fans. The Irish fighter is currently signed at the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). He draws himself as the biggest pay-per-view draw in MMA history and now successful to make a fight with Mayweather. As it happens!
The fight will be contested at 154 pounds. This may an advantage for McGregor because he has fought experience as high as 170 pounds and currently he is a UFC 155-pound champion. Meanwhile, Mayweather has fought at 152 pounds against Canelo Alvarez. He has competed at weights as low as 130 pounds.
The mega-fight is expected to become the first billion dollar fight in the history of the sport as well as boxing. So, there has no wonder when successful boxer and mixed martial artist are close to fight. In January 2017, it was the first time reported that the two parties had entered an “exploratory phase” to make a potential fight between the two. Dana White, who is the President of the mixed martial arts organization Ultimate Fighting Championship, openly offered to pay Mayweather $25 million to make a bout with McGregor. After that Mayweather called upon McGregor to “sign the paper” and make it happen on March 7, 2017. Finally, The Notorious reportedly agreed to all of Mayweather’s updated terms and signed the contract on March 16, 2017.
Mayweather vs McGregor fight will be contested over 12 rounds and the bout could generate upwards of £500million. Mayweather will face off McGregor at T-Mobile Arena for the first time in 2 years while McGrego’sfirst time boxing. Mayweather will earn at least $100m, while McGregor is likely to have agreed a smaller share of the purse. McGregor knows it’s a free fight for him to prove his power. Mayweather-McGregor fight will make approximately $606.1 million. Mayweather vs. Pacquiao fight was at the same parameters and it was made around $623.5 million. Can Mayweather-McGregor fight overcome the Mayweather-Pacquiao fight?
McGregor is improving in the training to get ready for the fight. McGregor’s trainer Owen Roddy said he is getting better each day.
“We’ve got another three weeks so there will be huge improvements again,” said Owen Roddy to skysports.com about McGregor’s improvements. “Conor improves on a daily basis. The Conor of today is better than the Conor of yesterday. He gets better every day, every week.”
The trainer tries to make remarkable improvements in their first weeks/months of training, then slows down to trickle. The Irish fighter is working on different methods that he plans for using against Mayweather fight. He has made some certain traps that he is going to use in the ring to defeat his opponent. McGregor has already revealed one of his tactics that he’ll be roughing him up each time he goes to clinch Mayweather.
Floyd Mayweather training is going on for Conor McGregor in Mayweathers boxing gym under his long time trainer and uncle Jeff Mayweather. Mayweather will be reaching the apex of his training. Development training camp is the first level, in the second level boxers lay out time drilling the sport into their mind until it becomes second nature. The third and final step is Mayweather’s level or a reactivation camp where boxers in their late 30’s or early 40’s go to train.
McGregor applied for a boxing license in California in November and was granted. After getting his California boxing license he applied for another in Nevada last month but his application has not yet been completed. White is now very much eager to make the bout happen while he was initially against it. McGregor and the UFC terms are currently ends of the deal.
Mayweather starts to talk openly about his interest in the big fight. In March he announced that he comeback from his retirement for only one of his opponent and he is McGregor. The former boxing king hoped that the fight would take place in June but at last the bout is set on the 26th August 2017. Showtime will air the fight on behalf of Mayweather’s proposal thus the fight happen.
Al Haymon, Mayweather’s adviser, has negotiated the specifics with the UFC and the Nevada State Athletic Commission. They fixed a fight date to happily regulate the fight although it did not specify the main event.
“This is a fight that Floyd is taking very, very seriously, because we all do know all it takes in boxing is one shot and he don’t have to be a clean shot,” Mayweather Promotions CEO Leonard Ellerbe said during a media conference call Wednesday night. “A guy with that kind of power, he can nick you and you can be buzzed. There’s been a few times in fights in Floyd’s career that he might have been buzzed in the fight and nobody never knew.”
The Nevada State Athletic Commission granted Mayweather’s company date at its regular commission meeting. Hours after the regular commission meeting they approved the date request for the fight.
We know Mayweather is 49-0 and one of the greatest boxers of all time, but he is now 40! and hasn’t fought since 2015. Mayweather knows McGregor is a 28-year-old southpaw and he is impressed with McGregor’s striking.
You know, striking is surely McGregor’s strength but his boxing activities remain questionable. Spectators are waiting to see what will happen into the ring with Mayweather. We know McGregor is a massive underdog to beat Mayweather, but can McGregor do that actually?
The fight will be televised on Showtime pay-per-view in the United States. Sky Sports Box Office will live broadcast the mega-fight in Ireland and the United Kingdom. Fox Sports 1 will also broadcast the fight prior to UFC pay-per-views.
Fans can watch the Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs. Conor McGregor fight live on online on low cost. Pay-per-view will charge you $89.95 for standard definition and $99.95 for high definition, where you can watch the mega-fight only at cost $29 on Direct TV.