McGregor vs Mayweather: All you need to know
Weight class, glove type and number of rounds all confirmed by Dana White as well as a look at the official fight poster
The super fight the whole world has been waiting for has now officially been confirmed by all parties involved. News broke earlier this week via the social media accounts of both Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor with Dana White also appearing on UFC Tonight and Facebook Live to confirm the fight will be going ahead.
Dana White confirmed on UFC Tonight that negotiations had now been finalized and also confirmed several important details. White confirmed the fight will be fought at 154lbs which is the weight limit for the boxing weight class, light middleweight. Mayweather is no stranger to the weight class after winning the WBC light middleweight championship against boxing great, Oscar De La Hoya in 2007. White also confirmed the fight will be contested with 10oz boxing gloves for a scheduled 12 rounds.
The fight is to take place at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on the 26th August and is expected to generate over $500m. This will be Conor McGregor’s first time inside a professional boxing ring whilst Mayweather hasn’t fought in over two years after he retired in 2015 with an undefeated record that he now plans on extending to a perfect 50-0.
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It has also been reported that McGregor will face a multi-million dollar lawsuit if he kicks Mayweather during their fight as he has a clause in his contract regarding the use of kicks. Dana White said: “That [kicking] will not happen; it’s in the contract. This is a boxing match under the Nevada commission under the rules of boxing. We talk about a guy of Floyd Mayweather’s value in the sport – the lawsuit if that ever happened. Conor loves money and he would lose a lot of money if that happened.”
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