The most anticipated fight of the year between Conor McGregor Vs Floyd Mayweather has been confirmed now. The fight will take place on Saturday, 26th August 2017.
The undefeated boxing champion Mayweather also know as Money Mayweather tweeted from his official Twitter handle “It’s Official.” Confirming his fight date with Conor McGregor.
— Floyd Mayweather (@FloydMayweather) June 14, 2017
The MMA specialist and UFC fighter Conor McGregro also tweeted and confirmed the fight from his official Twitter handle. Soon after confirmation, the speculation and rumors market started running high.
THE FIGHT IS ON. pic.twitter.com/KhW0u3jRft
— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) June 14, 2017
Floyd Mayweather seems to be a clear favorite to win the battle. However, if McGregor able to Knock Out Mayweather then he will be the biggest athlete in professional fight industry.
Name Floyd Mayweather Conor McGregor
Discipline Boxing MMA
Record 49-0 (26 KO) 21-3 (18 KO)
Age 40 28
Height 5’8” 5’9”
Reach 72” 74”
Earnings $1.3 billion $34 million
The odds are in favor of Mayweather the returning boxer not only got skill and experience but also holds undefeated records. Mayweather last appeared in the 12 September 2015, he defeated Andre Berto 117–111, 118–110, and 120–108. This fight took place after his much-hyped fight with Manny Pacquiao which he won with the scoreline 118–110, 116–112, and 116–112. His current undefeated streak is 49-0. Mayweather making a comeback after retirement to Conor McGregor. If Mayweather wins he will get the elusive number 50-0.
Conor McGregor might not be having much of professional boxing exposure. But that doesn’t mean, UFC star lacks fight. He is at the moment is one most accomplished superstar in UFC. The age is certainly is on the side of McGregor. Dana White of UFC believes that UFC lightweight champion can break Mayweather’s winning streak.
“If you look at this thing and you look at how big this fight is and you look at how big these athletes are that are involved in this fight if Conor does knock Floyd Mayweather out, he is the biggest athlete on earth,” White told reporters today in Las Vegas. “He’s the biggest athlete (on this planet), on other planets – he’s the biggest athlete. It’s pretty crazy.”
So, whether it is going to be elusive number 50-0 or the streak will be broken will see on 26th August.