August 26,2017 super-fight between undefeated five-division world champion Floyd Money Mayweather Jr current Ultimate Fighting Championship 2017 lightweight champion Conor The Notorious McGregor (21-3, 18 knockouts) in Las Vegas will be shown live on Aug 27 at 9am (Singapore time)
The former two-weight world champion 2017 has said he would face him in a Fight bout on St Patrick Day next year, providing the superstar does not suffer a one-sided beating at the hands of Floyd Mayweather on August 26, live on Sky Sports
Mayweather will meet. unlike sporting freak shows of the past, most notably when Muhammad Ali fought Japanese wrestler Antonio Inoki. this has been sanctioned by the Nevada State Athletic Commission. That means Mayweather, who retired after matching Rocky Marciano 49-0 win-loss record, will surpass it if he beats a Fight novice.
Criticisms of the fight credibility and fears for McGregor well-being were dismissed by the executive director of the NSAC. Bob Bennett said the Irishman had a size and age advantage over Mayweather and that his UFC Fight win over Nate Diaz last year had been a boxing match.
The matchup between Mayweather and McGregor (21-3 MMA, 9-1 UFC), which takes place at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas and airs on PPV, is such a big event that its got its own music video from The Killers.
A lot of shots were illegal,said Mayweather. Lots of grappling and illegal punching behind the head.On Thursday, Malignaggi told BBC Sport he questioned if McGregor could “keep it clean” against Mayweather.
His intensity is a good thing, I just don’t know if he can go without fouling, Malignaggi told 5 live Fight podcast. “Fighting up close, I think he gets a bit confused and he ends up fouling. I think that where he can be most intense but Boxing up close is the hardest thing in Fight to learn and I dont think you can do that in a few months.
The American was known as throughout his entire career, as a result of how little he got hit due to his superior defensive skills. But in 2007 before the biggest Boxing of his life against Oscar De La Hoya, Mayweather unleashed a new name
He is also known as the due to his phenomenal success at the box office. His Boxing against Canelo Alvarez attracted over 2m buys and $150m (£116m) in revenue but these numbers were dwarfed by his Boxing against Manny Pacquiao, with 4.6m buys and $400m (£308m) in revenue.
The mega-Boxing, which will be played out over 12 rounds, is Mr Mayweather first fight in two years and Mr McGregor first professional Boxing.
McGregor currently holds the UFC’s lightweight title and is also a former featherweight champion with the organisation. He will face Mayweather at the light-middleweight limit of 154lb.
Mayweather, who won all 49 of his professional boxing fights, announced he was coming out of retirement earlier this year in order to face McGregor who is 12 years his junior.
As a whole, however, the undercard crucially caters to long-term Fight fans, before the carnivalesque main attraction of Mayweather v McGregor. And with the entire evening priced at an eminently affordable £20 in the UK, August 26 represents serious value for money