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Done deal: Floyd Mayweather to fight Conor McGregor in August

Former boxing world champion Floyd Mayweather will fight UFC champion Conor McGregor in a boxing match in Las Vagas on 26 August.
The fight at light-middleweight will be one of the richest in boxing history and could earn both men as much as $100m (£78.4m)
American Mayweather, 40, posted a video on Twitter confirming the bout will take place in Las Vegas on 26 August, with the message: “It’s official.

— Floyd Mayweather (@FloydMayweather) June 14, 2017

 Irish UFC lightweight champion McGregor, 28, posted a photo on twitter with the message: “The fight is on.”


— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) June 14, 2017

Mayweather, a former five-weight world champion and widely considered the best boxer of his generation, retired unbeaten in 2015 after 49 bouts.
That followed a successful defence of his WBC and WBA welterweight titles, a victory that equalled Rocky Marciano’s career record of 49-0.
McGregor, who has never boxed professionally, became the UFC’s first dual-division champion in November 2016 and has previously challenged Mayweather to a fight under mixed martial arts rules.
His boxing licence was granted by the California State Athletic Commission in December, allowing him to box in the US state.

Source of images: BBC
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