The Public Asked And It Received: Mayweather-McGregor Is Happening

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Mayweather announced the fight on his Instagram account with a graphic saying "IT'S OFFICIAL!" showing pictures of both fighters and listing Las Vegas as the location while McGregor sent out an earlier tweet stating "THE FIGHT IS ON".

For starters, both fighters are set to earn huge paydays, with Mayweather said to be guaranteed $100m (£78m) plus the upside on high sales by Showtime, the U.S. network handling the pay-per-view.

However, in what appeared to be a swipe at his opponent's age, he instead posted a photo of Mayweather's father, Floyd Mayweather Sr.

Mayweather is the favorite with an undefeated (49-0) record, but he has been retired since September 2015.

The pair are set to clash heads on August 26th in Las Vegas in what will be UFC king McGregor's pro boxing debut.

The T-Mobile Arena seats 20,000 for boxing and MMA events. And while the fight itself may not ultimately live up to its billing, you can expect ticket and Showtime pay-per-view prices to approach record highs. Mcgregor lost to the greatest defensive boxer of all time and there's no shame in losing to a Legend such as Floyd Mayweather.

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It's taken a lot to get two of combat sports finest together in the same ring - and the moneymen are sure as hell not going to let Conor McGregor cut loose with his entire toolkit of fighting skills. Former UFC flyweight title challenger Wilson Reis wants Mayweather protege Gervonta Davis.

That's very good value indeed, when you consider that McGregor is now priced at odds of around 4/1 and Mayweather around 1/6 with most bookmakers.

If you thought you were snookered out of $100 when Mayweather fought a snoozer against Manny Pacquiao, you might keep a firm hand on your wallet. A bet on McGregor results in a 5-1 payoff.

Known for his devastating striking and highlight-reel knockouts, McGregor is also quick on his feet but few would back him to beat one of the most complete boxers of all time.

It's hard to estimate exactly how many people will buy the fight, and the final buys for Mayweather-Pacquiao finished far ahead of the original projections. Over a year and a half ago, McGregor did the impossible and knocked-out the pound-for-pound #1 fighter in the UFC, Jose Aldo, in just a matter of 13 seconds to claim the Featherweight Championship. "So I think that we gain from the mistakes that were made and the knowledge that they have now of what went wrong with that fight".

"We are always looking to create a memory for our customers that will last a lifetime", says Lee.

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