The fight is now a day away!
There are just hours to go until one of the biggest, most eagerly anticipated boxing matches of all time.
The Irishman, 29, has not fought in the UFC since last November and received permission from the promotion to step into the boxing ring while Mayweather is fighting for the first time since his fight with Andre Betor in 2015.
Conor McGregor weighs in at 153 lbs while Mayweather in at 149 1/2 lbs.
McGregor speaks on Mayweather
He looks like dogs—, full of water. It’s the worst shape I’ve ever seen him in.
He looks blown out, out of shape, I’m gonna breeze through him. I ‘m a pro, I make weight, it’s sacrifice it’s dedication it’s focus
Las Vegas is Ireland now!
Mayweather speaks on McGregor
Weight doesn’t win fights. Fighting wins fights.
It won’t go the distance mark my words.
I just want to thanks the fans, I’m not really bothered about the last fight. This will be Conor McGregor’s last fight also.
The fans cannot fight for you it comes down to the two competitors.
The betting is on
Fittingly for Vegas, money is flooding in on this fight. Bookies have already taken in excess of 70% more than the previous record for money staked on a boxing match, with more than £31 million matched on Betfair Exchange.
McGregor is now as short as 10/3 in some quarters, which is quite frankly ridiculous on a sporting level, but bookmakers have been innudated with bets from UFC fans and the price reflects that liability.
The fight is happening on Today 26 August. While the times haven’t been announced, it will certainly be a late night or very early start for viewers in the UK, so expect to be up well into Sunday 27 August, and possibly calling in sick on Monday 28. The main event begins at 4am BST, but the fight itself may start closer to 5am.
Where is the fight taking place?
The bout will be housed in the T-Mobile arena on the Las Vegas Strip in Nevada. The venue has held major fights in the past, including UFC 202, in which McGregor beat Nate Diaz on points.
The fight will be held under boxing rules, presenting a huge challenge for mixed martial artists McGregor as he faces off against one of the greatest defensive boxers in history.
Adding to McGregor’s challenge, he will not be allowed to use the leg kicks or takedowns that are used in mixed martial arts.
McGregor will weigh in at 154 pounds, UFC president Dana White told ESPN. The pair will wear 8oz gloves
Who will win?
Tough question Huh? But may their best fighter wins…
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