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.
The Floyd Mayweather vs Conor McGregor fight is happening on Saturday 26 August.
The fight takes place on Saturday August 26 in Las Vegas, which means it will be shown live in the early hours of Sunday 27 in the UK.
Mayweather vs McGregor Fight card
|Light middleweight||154 lbs.||Floyd Mayweather Jr.||vs.||Conor McGregor|
|Super featherweight||130 lbs.||Gervonta Davis||vs.||TBD|
|Light heavyweight||178 lbs.||Badou Jack||vs.||TBD|
|Super Middleweight||168 lbs.||Savannah Marshall||vs.||TBD|
the boxing match of the millennium or a cross-code money-spinning abomination, but what we can tell you with certainty, at long last, is that it’s happening. Once-retired all-time great boxer Floyd Mayweather will take on UFC’s biggest star Conor McGregor in Las Vegas.
The fight, taking place in Las Vegas in the early hours of August 27 if you are following in the UK, is expected to be worth in the region of £1billion.
Mayweather, 40, holds an unbeaten record stretches to 49 bouts, winning 26 by knock-out, having not lost a fight in 21 years.
McGregor, 29, and the star of the UFC, will take to the boxing ring for the first time competitively against a man with 387 rounds of experience.