Floyd Mayweather v Conor McGregor meeting two-weight UFC world champion seemed little more than a pipe dreams. But now the Boxing that nobody thought would ever happens is just a few weeks away.
Naturally, demand for the fight is completely unprecedented. The bout is expected to smash PPV, betting and sponsorship records. and is tipped to Become the most lucrative event in the history of combat sport.
Interest around the Boxing has sky-rocketed since the pair staged an eventful, foul-mouthed promotional tour in Los Angeles, Toronto and London as both Boxers traded verbal barbs and las Vegers.
McGregor vs Mayweather will go head-to-head for reak in the Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, in what will be the Irishman’s first ever professional Fight match.
Mayweather v McGregor — who, when they learnt the alphabet, obviously never got past the letter F found a way to dive deeper into the gutter than anyone else in Fight history.
It was the final destination of their Five-city tours and they kept up a constant stream of five-letter obscenities that embraced racism, sexism and homophobia.
What I found distressing was the fact the 20,000 fans who were there loved every minute of it.Floyd Mayweather vs Conor McGregor
Perhaps even worse was that Sky and TV, showing it live to millions, regarded it as great fun and family entertainment — I never heard a word of criticism.
Aug. 26 ,2017 Boxing between undefeated boxer Floyd Mayweather MMA star McGregor will be something. No one’s quite sure what exactly, but it will be something.
It’s an interesting dichotomy in that almost everyone agrees the bout will be lopsided, boring and completely without drama. Yet no one wants to miss it.
A non-boxer boxing one of the greatest boxers of all time. How can that end any way other than an easy win for Mayweather? No one can really come up with a great answer for that.
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“It is vital that we provide our fans with a fair opportunity to purchase tickets to this unprecedented event taking place on August 26th between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor,” said Leonard Ellerbe, CEO of Mayweather Promotions.
That seems to be Kevin Lee’s assessment of McGregor after the UFC lightweight champion came under fire last week for remarks that ventured into racially insensitive territory during his world tour with Floyd Mayweather.
Kimmel has been in the opposing corner to Mayweather in the past, famously joining Manny Pacquiao’s entourage to accompany the fighter to the ring in 2015.
Mayweather vs. McGregor takes place August 26. Watch the London press conference below.
Tickets are going on sale shortly for the huge T-Mobile Arena event in Las Vegas, although only a lucky 20,000 will get their hands on them, the rest of us will have to watch on the television.Floyd Mayweather vs Conor McGregor
There are still plenty of details to be announced about the huge fight card, but here is what we know so far.