Published on Thursday, 15 June 2017 00:43
Floyd Mayweather will put his 49-0 record on the line as he steps into a boxing ring once again, coming out of retirement to face UFC Lightweight Champion Conor McGregor on August 26 in Las Vegas. The confirmation of the fight was first reported by Yahoo! Sports and several well-placed sources have told us the fight is a "go."
Terms of the deal were not available, but it will either be at the MGM Grand Garden or T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. The Nevada Athletic Commission on Wednesday approved the request from Mayweather Promotions to put on a boxing card on Aug. 26 at the MGM Grand. The venue could change, however, to T-Mobile.
It is a stunning development given that Mayweather, the greatest boxer of his era, had said he was retired after compiling a 49-0 pro record from 1996 through 2015. But with a fight which could pay each man in excess of $100 million, he reconsidered.
Neither UFC president Dana White, Mayweather Promotions CEO Leonard Ellerbe or Showtime’s Stephen Espinoza have made themselves available to the media as of this writing.
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