UNDEFEATED boxer Floyd Mayweather and mixed martial arts champion Conor McGregor, two of the most popular athletes in their respective sports, have agreed to a crossover fight in the ring on Aug 26 in Las Vegas, Mayweather said in a tweet on Wednesday. Boxing gloves are significantly heavier at 10 ounces, made for heavy contact.
However, when asked by TSN whether White believed the upcoming fight in Las Vegas would do over and or under 4.99 million buys, he didn't hesitate.
On the other side there's McGregor, a man whose brashness has taken him from fighting on the preliminaries of a UFC event, to becoming the first fighter to hold two titles in two divisions, to now being a part of the biggest fight in recent memory, all within four years.
"I'll take the over on that", White replied. No one is making predictions, but it's likely the hybrid fight will at least end up in second place in pay-per-view sales behind the $400 million or so brought in by the Mayweather-Pacquiao fight.
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The match is set to take place on August 8, four days before the 2017/18 Premier League season is due to kick off. Madrid now has five titles more than AC Milan, the second most successful European club all-time.
"I had an opportunity to work with him (McGregor)", Van Heedern told TMZ. He wanted this and obviously the fans wanted it too. For years people have talked about a possible match between these two fighters, and now the dream match is finally about to become a reality.
"It's going to be great boxing on the same card as Pacquiao, who has always been a hero of mine", said Conlan.
What I am bemoaning is that the spotlight that is on this farce should be on a couple of other fights that are real. As with May-Pac, there won't be a lot of violence (probably even less this time), but if you like things like quickness and footwork, you could enjoy this show. "This will be a good fight because it's the first time that an MMA fighter and boxer will fight", said Rosauro. Indeed, he would likely be heavily favored over Mayweather had the two chose to do the fight under UFC rules. With many promoters eyeing up her talents, it was ultimately Mayweather promotions who secured her services.
Many were caught off guard by how quickly this fight came together.
"How in the world is (McGregor) going to get enough knowledge and instinct - because you can't be thinking in the ring - to match wits with one of the smartest fighters who ever lived?" Conor McGregor will go in, go after Floyd and will try to knock him out.