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Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor agree to August fight

Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor agree to August fight

Like many other boxers he has been doing this for as long as he can remember.

Oddsmakers immediately made Mayweather a big 11-1 favorite in a fight that will take place in a boxing ring and be governed by boxing rules.

Conor McGregor's coach has called on Olympic champs Katie Taylor and Michael Conlan to join the undercard for the now-confirmed mega fight against Floyd Mayweather.

Since boxing is Mayweather's game, gamblers are betting high on the undefeated former champion in this August matchup.

This spectacle has been two years in the making, and like any memorable event trying to transcend into a true pop culture moment, there's plenty of backstory to build on. I don't worry for Conor's ability.

"On the other hand, when this is over and this fight ends up the way I expect it will, the next time somebody asks me, 'MMA or boxing, what's the better sport?' I'll say, 'We know who the bad asses are because Ronda Rousey and Conor McGregor just got their asses kicked by two boxers'. Maybe. But to do this all at once is very, very hard". "I believe the run-up to the fight and the build-up is going to be 100 times better than the fight itself".

"It's insane, I read all these posts where people say Mayweather's gonna have his hands full landing on Conor because of Conor's skill and footwork and movement", he said.

A 12-round decision could be hard. He simply said "the fight is on" and this is an understatement. "He'd be done in 10 seconds", says the boxing traditionalist.

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"Conor's a mixed martial artist going into a boxing match with arguably the greatest boxer of all time".

As aforementioned, the McGregor-Mayweather Jr. slugfest is slated on August 26 at the T-Mobile Center in Las Vegas.

"I think it's good for boxing". What do you think he's going to do to a novice? There's so many more variables.

If Mayweather wins this match, he'll become the first boxer to have a flawless 50-0 record.

Money is what got the key power brokers, from Mayweather adviser Al Haymon to Ultimate Fighting Championship President Dana White, to sit down and hash things out. If the fight was MMA, I'll go with Connor. "[Mayweather] been hit by guys that can punch and he doesn't go down".

"Money" Mayweather has never lost a fight, he's 49-0 with 26 knockouts, but he's 40 and well past his prime. None have managed to knock him down. So many storylines are in play in this fight, from Mayweather exiting retirement and putting his historical record on the line to McGregor entering a brand new sport in the most hard way possible - by taking on the sport's pound-for-pound king.

McGregor is expected to make a cool $100M from what has already been dubbed as the "billion dollar fight", and is expected to be one of the most watched sporting events in modern history. "There's different energy systems used for the two sports", he said.

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