Floyd Mayweather is going to be a massive favorite when he and Conor McGregor throw hands on August 26th, but a member of the decorated boxer's team knows they can't "sleep" on the UFC champ. "26" class="local_link" >to announce they are fighting each other on August 26. It's certainly possible. After all, Mayweather is one of the greatest defensive fighters in boxing history, and he's about to face a man with no pro-boxing bouts under his belt. "Obviously Conor and I have been talking a lot throughout this negotiation, and he wants to turn around and fight again this year". It's an incredible opportunity for fans of combat sports for the end of the year. We got the thing done.
"They went smoothly. Floyd Mayweather surrounds himself with smart people and we got the deal done".
Perhaps it is still ridiculous.
Correia expects it to be a tough fight for McGregor.
It remains a huge question mark how McGregor, a trained mixed fighter, would fair in a boxing match, but it's clear that he's pursued ths fight for a while.
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Stephen Espinoza, executive vice president and general manager of Showtime Sports, which will be responsible for distributing pay-per-view packages, stated that this event is much bigger than anyone thinks, and that he believes this will be something unforgettable.
The fight exploded into life when Mayweather threw a series of hard-hitting punches towards Big Show before "Money" and his accomplices quickly exited the ring.
The sales pitch will be relatively simple - that this is a once in a lifetime chance to see the best in boxing take on the best in MMA.
McGregor does have no professional boxing experience to speak of, which is a big concern of Butterbean's in getting the fight approved.
The record was set for his 2015 fight against Manny Pacquiao, which amassed $400m (£315m). "When you go out and you put everything on line - I've said this about Floyd Mayweather for years: He loves money, loves money, but that record is actually, I think, more important to him than money".