The Fight Is ON! Mayweather vs McGregor on August 26
The two stars announced that this superfight is really happening. – By Gus Turner
After months and months of speculation , the rumoured superfight between Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather is officially on, reports USA TODAY. The news outlet cited sources close to the situation in their initial story, and now Conor McGregor has confirmed the news with a single tweet.
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Mayweather, who had said that he would announce the fight on his social media, tweeted his own confirmation just minutes later.
It goes without saying that this is one of the biggest fights boxing has had in years. A showdown between two of the most high-profile stars in boxing and MMA is the type of hypothetical sports conversation that seems destined to never be actualised. Hopefully, though, it will manage to outshine the snoozefest that was the long-awaited Mayweather-Pacquiao bout.
The intrigue for this fight is obvious, as it forces McGregor to adapt to Mayweather’s style of fighting. Still, despite the handicap, Mayweather has insisted that his first loss as a professional fighter could easily come at the hands of McGregor.
In any case, on August 26, we’ll finally have our answer. No doubt this will be an expensive fight to watch; let’s hope it’s worth it.
Originally published on menshealth.com