Mayweather v McGregor edges closer, MGM booked for Aug 26
A massive cross-codes clash between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor looks set to take place at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas on August 26.
The Nevada State Athletic Commission have added the date in question to their upcoming professional calender as Mayweather Promotions gear up to host the event at the boxing capital.
McGregor has already revealed on social media a big announcement is on it’s way, whilst Mayweather has begun training for what will be a 50th professional contest for the ex-pound for pound king.
Details of the event on the NSAC website are as follows:
When: Saturday, 26 Aug 2017
Where: MGM Grand Garden Arena, 217 Audrie St, Las Vegas, NV 89109, USA (map)
Mayweather Promotions will promote a professional boxing event at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. This event will be televised on Showtime.
Veteran Mayweather, 40, had initial been expected to aim for September 16, but with the Gennady Golovkin v Canelo Alvarez clash taking that spot recently, the boxing v MMA encounter looks to have been brought forward.
The fight is expected to be worth around half a billion dollars when it goes live on Showtime at the end of the summer and could see Mayweather overtake Rocky Marciano’s record of 49-0, which he currently shares with the heavyweight legend.
For ‘The Notorious’ McGregor, the opportunity is unprecidented as the UFC champion gets to trade blows with the best boxer of a generation on his pro debut.
More is set to be revealed in the next few days, with an official annoucement said to be possible this week.