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The Floyd Mayweather-Conor McGregor mega-fight is officially set

The Floyd Mayweather-Conor McGregor mega-fight is officially set

The two men will meet at the light-middleweight limit of 154 pounds, which bodes well for McGregor, who is now the UFC's 155-pound champion.

White said the key to finalizing the fight was luring Mayweather out of retirement.

Floyd Mayweather's fight with Conor McGregor pits boxing's biggest star against MMA's biggest star. Mayweather, who retired in September 2015 after winning all 49 of his pro fights, will face a mixed martial arts fighter who has never been in a scheduled 12-round fight at the MGM Grand arena.

When Mayweather, 40, defeated Filipino Manny Pacquiao on points in May 2015, the fight set a new American pay-per-view record of 4.6 million buys.

The main question surrounding the bout is the rules the fighters would adhere to, with many concerned that Mayweather's vastly superior boxing skills would make a standard boxing match a walkover. Mayweather, meanwhile, won one of the biggest fights of his life when he jumped up in weight to fight Oscar de la Hoya for the 154-pound belt in 2007.

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Their pay-per-view fight is expected to generate huge amounts of money. Not so much that I think it will be competitively close, but that two of the best combat sports have been able to make this fight happen.

The fight has already been tipped as potentially the most lucrative match-up in the history of sport.

He said: "Listen, is he at the level of a Floyd Mayweather as far as boxing standards go? No". Not saying Mayweather is going to win. In May, White said that the two agreed to a fight, and they were waiting to finalize the terms. Anything can happen, especially in a high-profile clash like Mayweather-McGregor.

"It's up to the fans if they are going to patronize or see the fight", Pacquiao told Philstar.com on Thursday-via a text message relayed by his media officer Aquiles Zonio-from his training camp in General Santos City.

And let's be honest with ourselves, a trilogy fight between Diaz and McGregor would just be a hell of a lot more entertaining than what we'll see in late August in the boxing ring. McGregor is 27 years old and a southpaw.


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