Possible Date Set For Conor McGregor And Floyd Mayweather Fight

Rosalie Stanley
June 15, 2017

A September 16 matchup had been a possibility for Mayweather-McGregor, but that date is now taken by a Canelo Alvarez-Gennady Golovkin middleweight world championship fight at T-Mobile Arena.

Okamoto reports that NSAC chairman Anthony Marnell confirmed the approval of an event that could be for a superfight between undefeated boxing champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. and UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor.

Nevada commission has approved Mayweather Promotions request to promote boxing event on August 26, per chairman Anthony Marnell.

The pair first mooted the idea of a fight in a series of exchanges on social media, in which the Irishman urged Mayweather to step up and sign.

So it's more speculation from the combat sports world on a fight that would nearly assuredly be one of if not the most lucrative bouts in history, with projections set to be in the billions for overall revenue as both Mayweather and McGregor aim for paydays over $100 million.

In recent days speculation that announcement is imminent has moved closer following Mayweather's promotional company dropping a hints and videos of Mayweather training emerged with titles mentioning McGregor's name from Fight Hype YouTube. Still, much like he would have a dramatic advantage in an MMA fight against Mayweather, it's hard to imagine Mayweather won't have a significant advantage in a boxing match.

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Terms of the deal were not available, but it will either be at the MGM Grand Garden or T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. On June 5, ESPN estimated that the fight will generate $589.5 million, which would fall short of Mayweather's biggest fight, when he faced fellow boxing legend Manny Pacquiao, but would still make it one of the biggest fights of all time.

The fight is expected to be a boxing match. Therefore, the Mayweather and McGregor fight was set to August 26, which is exactly 3 weeks prior to the Golovkin and Alvarez fight. No mention of the UFC or McGregor was made.

"Additionally, Mayweather and McGregor have not received a boxing license for 2017", he added.

The fight is expected to be worth around half a billion dollars when it goes live on Showtime and could see Mayweather overtake Rocky Marciano's record of 49-0, which he now shares with the heavyweight legend.

Mayweather is now sparring and training regularly and will be aiming for a 50th career win against the two-weight UFC champion and considerably younger Irishman.

In better terms, in order to win (or profit) $100 by betting on Mayweather, you'd have to throw down 800, whereas a $500 bet on a McGregor win would pocket you the $100.

Other reports by Guamnewswatch

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