Mayweather, McGregor agree to crossover fight

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While the fight is being contested at 154 pounds, at light middleweight, higher than Mayweather has fought recently, Mayweather won the light middleweight title in 2007, before then defending the belt in 2012, and then re-capturing the vacant title by defeating Canelo Alvarez in 2013 before then defending the belt against Marcos Maidana in 2014.

Boxing legend Floyd Mayweather will meet UFC champion Conor McGregor in a fight that has been described as a "farce" and a "circus" but could earn both men as much as $100m (£78.4m).

Months of negotiating and trolling finally came to an end on Wednesday as a blockbuster bout for August 26 in Las Vegas was confirmed. While McGregor is known as a striker who prefers to fight on his feet, it's not easy to replicate a lifetime of boxing experience. The only boxer standing in his way is the legendary Rocky Marciano who retired with a 49-0 record.

His boxing licence was granted by the California State Athletic Commission in December, allowing him to box in the USA state.

"We have been in negotiations for a while", White told American sports broadcaster ESPN.

I say to that, how are they so sure?

Not a lot of people are giving Conor McGregor a shot to win his publicity stunt turned fight against Floyd Mayweather.

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For the boxing purist, Mayweather facing McGregor is seen as a farce, but in terms of continuing to raise his profile it is obvious why Conlan's management would like to see him on the card.

Everybody's talking about Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather right now, and that's because the two infamous fighters are set to face off in August. "I don't really have an opinion about it in terms of a negative sense", Ward said as he spoke with Fight Hub TV.

Adding to McGregor's challenge the fighters will be using 10-ounce boxing gloves instead of the smaller UFC gloves and he will not be allowed to use the leg kicks or takedowns that are used in mixed martial arts.

The 26-year-old became the second female fighter to sign with Mayweather, joining light-middleweight LaTondria Jones.

Professional boxer Chris Van Heerden posted the video to Twitter after sparring with McGregor a year ago.

"Win, lose or draw it will be one of the reasons that people continue to love Conor McGregor".

If enough time has passed to make people forget that they shelled out almost $100 for a total dud back then, another spectacularly high number is feasible. "It's money. In fact, they don't even pretend it's not." said De la Hoya.