The crossover fight between an all-time great boxer and UFC’s biggest star is official.
Floyd Mayweather Jr. announced via Twitter on Wednesday that he’ll fight Conor McGregor on Aug. 26, putting to bed a year of posturing between the braggadocious athletes.
Earlier Wednesday, Mayweather Promotions requested — and received — a license to hold a show on that date at MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada State Athletic Commission Executive Director Bob Bennett told RingTV.com.
Showtime Sports will televise the super fight on its pay-per-view arm.
More to come …
Mike Coppinger is the Senior Writer for RingTV.com. Follow him on Twitter: @MikeCoppinger
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Source:: The Ring – Boxing