Tuesday, 26 September, 2017

Mayweather vs. McGregor fight scheduled for Aug. 26

Isaac Mcdaniel | 15 June, 2017, 02:25

Floyd Mayweather Jr. said Wednesday he will come out of retirement to face UFC star Conor McGregor in a boxing match on August 26.

Mayweather Promotions, which represents the retired boxer, will reportedly request ask the Nevada Athletic Commission to reserve that date as soon as negotiations on the super-fight are complete, a source familiar with the situation told ESPN.

At their recent meeting on Wednesday, the NSAC approved the date request by Mayweather Promotions - but officially the McGregor fight is not attached to it, yet. It is unclear whether it was a mistake or whether McGregor did it on objective, as he is known to provoke his opponents.

McGregor also took another swipe at the American on Instagram on Monday, posting a photo of Mayweather in the gym alongside a cheeky caption.

The SuperBook has already taken more than $10,000 on the fight, which is by no means official.

Mayweather will not be the first boxing champion to take on challenges from opponents steeped in other combat sports. But with a fight which could pay each man in excess of $100 million, he reconsidered.

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Yet, gamesmanship could well be in use here, considering Mayweather's dislike for his 2007 opponent, promoter Oscar De La Hoya, who is staging boxing's most important fight since Mayweather's 2015 triumph over Manny Pacquiao on September 16 between Mexico's Canelo Alvarez and unbeaten three-belt middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

One thing that was revealed on the agenda item is that the potential bout between the undefeated Mayweather and UFC lightweight champion McGregor would air on Showtime.

The odds had listed Mayweather as a -2500 favorite, with McGregor listed as a +1100.

"When I step in there, I'm going to shock the whole g*ddamn world", the Irishman said back in January of the pipe-dream fight.

McGregor and UFC president Dana White have previously announced they've come to terms on their side of what would be a blockbuster summer event. 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.

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