Finally, we have confirmation.
The long-speculated boxing match between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor is on, and it's coming soon.
BREAKING: The Floyd Mayweather-Conor McGregor fight is confirmed for August 26 https://t.co/2rONtQwtYQ— Sports Illustrated (@SInow) June 14, 2017
According to reports, the two notoriously loudmouthed fighters will take the ring on Aug. 26 in Las Vegas.
Yes, this is really happening.
After YEARS of talking trash, Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor will finally fight for real.— SB Nation (@SBNation) June 14, 2017
This is their Beef History. pic.twitter.com/jTLf604Pm3
The Nevada State Athletic Commission has approved Aug. 26 as the date for a Mayweather Promotions fight at MGM Grand Garden Arena, according to reports.
Now that the news has leaked, an official announcement is imminent.
McGregor seemed to confirm the fight, and — as expected — is already talking some smack on social media.
The 28-year-old McGregor last fought in the UFC in November and boasts a 21–3 record in the octagon.
Mayweather, 40, is undefeated in the ring — going 49-0— but retired from boxing in 2015. Twenty-six of his wins were
It should be one of the most unique events in recent memory, if both parties follow through and this fight actually happens.
One thing is for certain: expect both fighters to rev up their trash talk in the weeks to come.