Floyd Mayweather Jr. Vs. Conor McGregor is set for August 26 in Las Vegas, according to the publications of both fighters on their respective personal social networking accounts. The combat will be transmitted in “pay-per-view” mode.
The fight, which will be sanctioned by the Nevada State Athletes Commission, will be a professional boxing match, which means that if Mayweather Jr. wins, he will be the first fighter of the sport to achieve 50-0 record. Journalist Ariel Helwani writes that this”mixed” fight is the most awaited since Muhammad Ali opposed to Antonio Inoki in June 1976.
Mayweather Jr. (49-0), considered one of the best boxers of all time, announced that he would retire after leading Andre Berto in September 2015. However, he recently expressed that he was willing to return to the Ring, but only in one condition: to face the Irishman Conor McGregor.
McGregor (0-0 in boxing, 21-3 in MMA), current UFC Light Heavyweight champion (70kg), has never entered any professional boxing match but is considered one of the best mixed martial arts fighters in the world. Last November made history when he defeated Eddie Alvarez to become the first fighter to be Champion in two different weight classes simultaneously. McGregor’s net worth is around about $35 million. Since then, the UFC has withdrawn the title from the weight penalty category (66kg), due to inactivity in that division.
Conor McGregor VS Floyd Mayweather – NET WORTH Comparison:
Conor has the net worth of $35 million as won 2 consecutive fights and earns the best value of pay per view. His salary is estimated to be $500,000 in this year.
Floyd Mayweather holds the best record in martial arts, so, his net worth is mentioned to be $250 million. Which means He has better salary and net worth than McGregor, and Floyd has made fun of his earning, on twitter.
Mayweather, 40, and McGregor, 28, are promoting this out-of-the-way fight almost a year ago with the two fighters exchanging various “pennants” with each other on social networks. However, for some time this fight seemed like nothing more than a dream and an illusion to fans of both fighters. Until McGregor stood firm in his desire to challenge the undefeated boxer.
“It’s the fight to do,” McGregor said in January. “It’s the fight that people want.It’s the fight that I want.I have the reach.I have the youth.I have confidence.I have the unpredictable style.Someone even told me: why conquer the world when you can conquer two? , I’m going to find them, “said the Irishman.
In March, while accompanying fellow Irishman Michael Conlan in his professional debut on the boxing circuit, McGregor erupted with a journalist, sitting at the foot of the ring.