Floyd Mayweather confirms Conor McGregor boxing match in Las Vegas in August

Kristopher Nichols
June 25, 2017

However, in what appeared to be a swipe at his opponent's age, he instead posted a photo of Mayweather's father, Floyd Mayweather Sr.

The fight has been a media fixation over the past year.

"Let's just put it this way - all sides involved are pretty happy with their deals!"

White said the fight would be at 154lbs - light middleweight - and added: "It'll be in a ring, it's a boxing event".

Financial details: Leonard Ellerbe of Mayweather Promotions says that the financial details regarding the purse split will not be disclosed and there is a confidentiality agreement on it.

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UFC president Dana White said the fight will be a standard 12-round boxing fight at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas and will be contested at 154 pounds, with 10-ounce gloves. Showtime pay-per-view will distribute the fight, while Mayweather Promotions will be the lead promoter.

"I don't know what it means for UFC", White said on ESPN. If the fight was under MMA rules, then you could understand backing McGregor for the win. McGregor initially came to the fore through mixed martial arts (MMA).

Mayweather will come off a two-year retirement in a bout that McGregor has been pushing for almost that long. McGregor's Featherweight Championship belt was stripped later in the year due to prolonged inactivity in that weight class.

After splitting two high-profile bouts with Nate Diaz, McGregor knocked out Eddie Alvarez to add the organisation's lightweight title in December previous year. Both fighters are noted for their ability to sell their fights, and both have exchanged trash talk and more to promote their bouts.

Mayweather, 40, is looking to surpass Rocky Marciano's 49-0 career by achieving a 50th victory without a loss, despite previously retiring from the sport in 2015. He wants to turn around and fight again this year.

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