Officially, Floyd Mayweather Jr and Conor McGregor confirmed that they would have an encounter. However much Mayweather and McGregor earn from the fight, at least we now know that the fight is happening on August 26, at Las Vegas' T-Mobile Arena.
The fact that an MMA star is actually getting in the ring with the greatest boxer of the decade is mind-numbing to many. On the other hand, the 28-year-old McGregor is now at 7/1 odds, or +700, meaning he would return $7 for ever dollar wagered on him.
"I don't believe it can ruin boxing at all".
@TheNotoriousMMA I used to have nothing but animosity towards you.
Mayweather retired in September 2015 after beating Andre Berto to improve his professional boxing record to 49-0. Combine that with the fact that Mayweather vs Pacquiao cost $99 to watch on ppv in the USA -this will likely not be set any lower-and it's possible that the event could gross more than $600 million at the top end of expectations. If you bet $100 on McGregor and he wins, you would win $700.More news: UK's Liberal Democrats leader Farron quits after election
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McGregor's stamina has previously been questioned, but a five-round war of attrition last August in a welterweight rematch against Nate Diaz - the only UFC fighter to defeat him - showed that he can go the distance. "It's been one of the smoothest deals we've ever done". It became this thing were it was so impossible to get tickets, that after you already paid for them, that people started canceling their rooms and all kind of things.
The pay-per-view (PPV) event will be broadcast on Showtime with the figure possibly reaching that astronomical $1 billion figure.
Even if the media thinks McGregor will get his brains bashed in, dammit, I can't help it.
Naturally, fighting on his home turf and in his own sport, Mayweather is a heavy favourite.