Mayweather, McGregor agree to August super fight

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 16 Jun 2017 09:21:00


BOXING legend Floyd Mayweather will fight mixed martial arts star Conor McGregor in a 154-pound fight on August 26 in Las Vegas, both men announced Wednesday. Mayweather announced the fight on his Instagram account with graphic saying “IT’S OFFICIAL!!!”, showing pictures of both fighters and listing Las Vegas as the location.

McGregor sent out a tweet stating “THE FIGHT IS ON.” He also included photos of the two combatants. Promoter Dana White said the key to the fight was getting 40- year-old Mayweather to come out of retirement. “We have been in negotiations for a while,” White told American sports broadcaster ESPN. “The negotiations went smooth. Floyd Mayweather surrounds himself with smart people and we got the deal done.”