Floyd Mayweather Vs Conor McGregor – Is It Really All About The Money?
Finally, the Floyd Mayweather Vs Conor McGregor fight is on! What started as a bluff and shade two years ago between UFC Champion Conor McGregor and Boxing Legend Floyd Mayweather is no longer a bluff neither is it a shade.
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Both parties have agreed to a boxing match which was recently announced via social media. The fight is set to take place on the 26th of August in Las Vegas, NV.
Floyd Mayweather retired undefeated after his record bout with Filipino Boxer Manny Pacquiao in 2015, that fight set a new American record pay-per-view of 4.6 million buys, not to mention the celebrities that were in attendance.
That same year, Mayweather also got in a fight with Andre Berto; beating him on points.
Chief Executive of Mayweather Promotions, added; “There is a different feel from the Pacquiao fight. It is the unknown factor.”
The Fight – Floyd Mayweather Vs Conor McGregor
UFC president Dana White, appearing on SportsCenter, said that the fight would be at the boxing junior middleweight limit of 254 pounds, the fighters would use 10-ouncegloves and the card would take place at the T-Mobile Arena.
“We’ve been in negotiations for a while,” “Negotiations went smooth. Floyd is surrounded by some smart people, and we got this thing done. This impossible deal is done.”
Floyd Mayweather is 40 years old, he’s always had problems with southpaws.” “Conor McGregor is 28 and he is a southpaw. Whenever Conor hits people, they fall. He is 100% positive that he wins this fight, and I stopped doubting him a long time ago.
“It’s definitely going to be the biggest fight ever in combat sports history and probably going to be the biggest payday ever-all sides involved are pretty happy with their deals,” he said.
Conor also sent his statement moments before Floyd posted his statement, sending simple words “THE FIGHT IS ON.” Posting his picture with that of Mayweather Sr.
The Irish Mixed Martial Artist has a (21-3) record and he is the first UFC fighter to simultaneously hold titles in two different divisions and one of the best MMA fighters in the world, he will have his first boxing bout against the American.
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He has never boxed professionally and has previously challenged Floyd to a fight under mixed martial arts rules. Fortunately for him, his boxing license was granted late 2016 by the California State Athletic Commission; allowing the Irishman to box in the American state.
What Others Are Saying
Some professional boxers see this as an insult to the profession, mind you there are no titles on the line and most of them feel it’s just a personal bout and a way for both athletes to enrich themselves.
Boxing legend De la Hoya said in an interview “My interest is in the health of boxing as a whole, Floyd’s and Conor’s motivation is clear. It’s money. In fact, they don’t pretend it’s not.”Our sport might not recover.”
All roads lead to the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on the 26th of August for what is expected to be the biggest combat bout of all time.