As rumoured earlier this week, the upcoming boxing match between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor has been set for August 26.
Both fighters confirmed the news on their social media platforms, with Mayweather posting a promotional video of the fight, captioned: “It’s official!”
The highly-anticipated bout is expected to take place at the T-Mobile Arena, despite previous reports stating that it may take place at MGM Grand.
McGregor had agreed his end of the deal weeks ago, while Mayweather took slightly longer, signing his part on June 14, the same day the fight was announced.
While McGregor is known for his expertise in mixed martial arts, UFC President Dana White has confirmed that the fight will be contested under boxing rules.
This may work in Mayweather’s favour, who after 49 professional boxing matches has come out undefeated with 49 victories, 26 by knockout. McGregor on the other hand has a professional record of 21-3.
McGregor however has established himself a trademark for knocking out opponents in record time, knocking out Jose Aldo in just 13 seconds for the UFC Featherweight belt.
Both the bookies and past boxing champions have Mayweather to win it, but time will tell how it’ll all play out.