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Mayweather vs McGregor date set for Aug. 26
    2017-June-30  08:53    Shenzhen Daily

THE undefeated boxer Floyd Mayweather and two-weight UFC world champion Conor McGregor have agreed to a boxing match Aug. 26 in Las Vegas. The fight is expected to become the highest grossing event in the history of either sport.

The fight was confirmed Wednesday evening, with McGregor tweeting “THE FIGHT IS ON,” moments before Mayweather posted a short promotional video to his Instagram page, along with the caption “It’s official.” Mayweather was immediately made the overwhelming favorite to win the fight by bookmakers across the world.

He boasts a flawless professional record of 49-0, while McGregor has never previously been involved in a boxing match.

Negotiations for the fight have lasted longer than a year, with each man demanding upwards of US$100m and insisting that they were the main draw.

The exact financial details of the fight have not been disclosed, but in a media call both parties insisted they were satisfied with how the negotiations had proceeded.

“Everybody is happy,” Leonard Ellerbe, the CEO of Mayweather Promotions, said.

Mayweather Promotions, rather than the UFC, will publicize the event, which will be available on Showtime pay-per-view in the United States. The PPV price is expected to cost in excess of US$100.

(SD-Agencies)

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