Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs. Conor McGregor referred as “The Money Fight”, is a most awaiting boxing super-fight between undefeated eleven-time five-division professional boxing world champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. and the current UFC Lightweight Champion Conor McGregor. It will take place at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada on August 26, 2017.
Mayweather was born in Grand Rapids, Michigan, into a family of boxers. His father, Floyd Mayweather Sr., was a former welterweight boxer who fought Hall of Famer Sugar Ray Leonard. His uncles (Jeff Mayweather and Roger Mayweather) were professional boxers. Roger Mayweather was Floyd’s former trainer – winning two world championships, fought Hall of Famers Julio César Chávez, Pernell Whitaker and Kostya Tszyu.
The 40-year-old Mayweather hung up his gloves in September 2015.The upcoming battle against McGregor vs Mayweather Fight will try to improve to record 50-0 in the fight, while Conor McGregor will try to stun the combat sports world with a win in his first professional boxing fight.
On March 7, 2017, Mayweather urged McGregor to sign the contract that a fight is really in the works.On March 10, 2017, Mayweather stated that only a fight with McGregor would make him come out of retirement. McGregor reportedly agreed to all of Mayweather’s updated terms and has signed the contract.
On June 14, 2017, after months of negotiations, both fighters announced via their Twitter accounts that they will fight on August 26, 2017, at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, United States.
Mayweather vs McGregor Streaming, McGregor has established himself as the biggest pay-per-view draw in MMA history.He is known mostly as a striker and prefers to fight standing up as opposed to on the ground. McGregor almost always engages himself in rabbits talk and “psychological warfare” against his opponents, which has led to comparisons to Muhammad Ali, whom McGregor cites as one of his early inspirations. After Ali died in June 2016, McGregor said that “nobody will ever come close to [Ali’s] greatness”.
Mayweather, a 49-0 five-division boxing champion, and McGregor, the UFC lightweight champion, recently completed a week-long worldwide media tour to promote the fight. In the United States, the fight will be televised via Showtime pay-per-view.On July 10, 2017, it was announced that pricing for the PPV (pay per view) in the U.S. would reflect that of Mayweather vs. Pacquiao, being set at US$89.95 (with an additional $10 charge for high definition).It was also announced that Fox Sports (the television rightsholder of the UFC)will telecast the upcoming battle between Mayweather vs Mcgregor.
A lot of controversies have been started around the world for this upcoming fight, even the two participants of this fight began their trash talking to each other in front of the media.Here some of their rubbish conversations are given below –
Conor: “He’s in a f***in’ track suit. He can’t even afford a suit anymore!!”
Floyd: “I ain’t back down from no f***in’ body. You line ’em up, and I knock ’em down like bowling pins. And August 26th, I’ma knock this bitch out too!!”
Conor: “How’s this suit look? … Got my own line of suits coming out. If you zoom in on the pin stripe, it says ‘f*** you!’”
Floyd: “Let me show you motherf***ers what a $100 million fighter looks like. Still got 100 million, and ain’t even ever touch this s**t!!”
Floyd: “I’m an old man … I’m not the same fighter I was 10 years ago. I’m not the same fighter I was 5 years ago. I’m not the same fighter I was 2 years ago … but I got enough to beat you. And we know Mr. Tapout like to quit!!
From my point of view, McGregor is the clear underdog for this fight because he has never boxed professionally.On the other hand, Mayweather is one of the all-time greats of this game.He is well known for his accurate punching in the history of boxing.As it a boxing match, not MMA, so I believe Mayweather will be favorite for this match against McGregor.
At the conclusion, I hope that it will be a very lucrative match as pay per view (PPV) basis and people at T- mobile arena and around the world will definitely enjoy a lot to watch the combat between the two famous warriors of the world.