Mayweather and McGregor face each other in a cross-codes contest, potentially to be confirmed for the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, and are said to be ready to stage a huge event in England’s capital to drum up further interest in the Pay-Per-View blockbuster.
London, McGregor’s native Dublin, California and New York are said to be on the shortlist to host a mini-press tour in July as fans of both boxing and MMA gear-up for the highest profile encounter of all time between two of their top stars.
The Wembley event could also be made free to the public, which would certainly cause a scramble to be part of the event as tickets for Las Vegas are widely reported to be heading for sale at prices of a minimum four figures and above.
An official ticket information release is due from Mayweather Promotions any day, along with confirmation of the public relations stops for a fight that has courted controversy and excitement in equal measure.
At 40 years of age, Mayweather is coming out of retirement in a bid to push his record to 50-0 against a two-weight UFC champion who has never fought professionally in the sport ‘Money’ has dominated for two decades.
Surprisingly, and against the general consensus of the boxing fraternity, McGregor is only 5/1 against to pull off a shock, whilst Mayweather is an 8/1 on shot to fend off the challenge of the outspoken Irishman.