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Mayweather vs McGregor: Conor McGregor mix with MMA and Boxing

Mcgregor vs Mayweather Conor McGregor has said he will be a “god of boxing” after his fight with Floyd Mayweather.

The Irish MMA star will participate in his first professional boxing contest on August 26, live on Sky Sports Box Office, when he tries to end Mayweather’s 49-fight unbeaten record.

Given McGregor’s lack of experience and Mayweather’s reputation as one of the finest pound-for-pound fighters in history, many observers are predicting a mismatch at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

But McGregor, a two-weight UFC champion who has previously claimed he would beat Mayweather inside four rounds, remains confident he can shock the world.

“I have a game plan and I will execute it perfectly, like always,” he said at a media workout in Las Vegas. “I have been boxing my whole life so this is not a new experience for me.

“I will rule over MMA and boxing with an iron fist after August 26. The critics say that Floyd has been there before. They discredit my training, my skills, my accomplishments.

“This isn’t new to me though, just like boxing isn’t new to me. I am no stranger to being the underdog on paper. I am a seasoned veteran and I am confident that I am the better man.

“After Saturday, August 26, I will be a god of boxing.”

Mayweather has seen off Ricky Hatton, Manny Pacquiao and Oscar De La Hoya during his professional boxing career and is aiming to surpass Rocky Marciano’s record and move to 50-0.

But McGregor believes he can end the 40-year-old’s flawless record in “the biggest fight of all time”.

He said: “The story of the fight will be waiting to see who takes a step back first. We all know Floyd is a great defensive boxer and he isn’t going to keep coming forward like he says. If he does, it’s going to be a quick night for me.

“This camp has been amazing. I’m getting better by the day, more alert, quicker.

“My weight is at a good place but I’m going to be a much bigger man than Floyd when we step in the ring for the fight and I think that makes a difference.

“It means the world to have fans travelling from Ireland and all over the world for this fight. This is the biggest fight of all time and we owe them a hell of a show.”
Source: Skysports

Sky Sports Box Office shown live Floyd Mayweather vs Conor McGregor

Sky Sports Box Office will show the hugely-anticipated clash between undefeated former world champion boxer Floyd Mayweather and current UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor.

The two fighters go head-to-head at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on August 26, and Sky have announced it will be available on Sky Sports Box Office for £19.95 in the UK and €24.95 in the Republic of Ireland.

It promises to be the hottest ticket in sport. So far, though, fans aren’t exactly storming the box office to buy tickets for.

A check online Saturday revealed hundreds – even thousands – of seats still available from Ticketmaster. There are so many open seats that fans with enough room left on their credit cards can buy six tickets together in 162 different spots throughout the arena.

That might be because of the astronomical prices set by promoters – the cheapest original tickets on Ticketmaster have a face value of $3,500. Or maybe fans are just waiting for the right time to buy, hoping the price will go down.

Either way, promoter Leonard Ellerbe isn’t concerned. He says the fight will not only sell out, but break records for the richest gate.

“We’re very excited and very happy with ticket sales so far,” Ellerbe said. “We’re well on our way to smashing our own record which transcended the sport.”

That record was a $72,198,500 gate set by Mayweather in his 2015 fight with Manny Pacquiao. That live gate was more than three times bigger than any previous boxing gate.

Still, five days after tickets first went on sale, seats throughout the arena are widely available. They are not, however, for anyone a little light in the wallet.

Prices start at $3,500 – plus another $300 or so for buyer fees – and climb to $10,000 near the ring. There are “platinum” seats that go for as much as $14,995.
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Floyd Mayweather offering Conor McGregor $50 Million for Fight with him

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More details on the proposed Floyd Mayweather vs Conor McGregor bout are being reported.

While not many believe it can be finalized, details about a possible boxing match between Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather continue to go public it seems. ‘Money’ has claimed that the cross-over fight could beat his pay-per-view record against Manny Pacquiao, and net them both a ‘great’ payday at the same time.

According to TMZ, the current offer Mayweather is giving McGregor is at $50 million. The report states that the proposed bout would be on New Year’s Eve, in Las Vegas.

They also cite a source close to Floyd’s camp, who says that Mayweather has yet to reach out and discuss terms with Dana White and the UFC, which currently has McGregor under contract.

There are a few things worth noting if the number is indeed accurate:

1. There is no word if that figure is just the guaranteed salary, or if a certain split of the pay-per-view and other profits will still be added. Note that during early negotiations for the Pacquiao fight, Mayweather offered Manny a $40 million flat rate salary that was promptly declined.

They eventually settled on a revenue split with Floyd taking home a slightly bigger percentage, and both men ended up earning significantly higher than that number.

2. As of late, Mayweather has constantly spoken about at least a $100 million guarantee, plus more on the backend.

3. Forbes estimates that Mayweather earned a whopping $285 million for his bout against Pacquiao. Manny, who took a lesser cut of the pie, still took home $125 million.

4. As for their last paychecks, Mayweather’s “retirement bout” against Berto bombed, and he took home “just” $32 million for the fight. McGregor on the other hand, reportedly earned about $10 million against Nate Diaz. McGregor’s last bout drew significantly more than Mayweather’s on PPV, but the latter gets a much bigger cut of the pie.
Source: BloodyElbow

Arum on McGregor vs. Mayweather: ‘It’s a joke, it shouldn’t be allowed’

Promoter Bob Arum doesn’t like the idea of Conor McGregor boxing Floyd Mayweather.

The Conor McGregor vs. Floyd Mayweather rumors continue to fester and while it’s still highly unlikely to happen, it seems everyone has an opinion on it. One person that understands the promotional side of a potential fight like that more than most people would be the ageless Bob Arum, promoter of Top Rank Boxing.

Arum is never one to hold back when it comes to his feelings on things, and his disdain for Mayweather is well-documented. So is his disdain for MMA. When he was asked by Fight Hub about the possibility of McGregor vs. Mayweather, you can probably guess what he had to say:

“It’s ridiculous. You know, McGregor is an MMA guy and that’s a different sport than boxing. And if McGregor fought (Mayweather) as a boxer, it’s a joke. It shouldn’t be allowed.”

The interviewer brought up other instances of boxer vs. UFC fighter, most notably James Toney vs. Randy Couture, but they both noted that the bout took place in the Octagon. A far older bout was also referenced – the infamous “fight” between Muhammad Ali and pro wrestler Antonio Inoki in 1976. Arum amusingly commented that it was fake, and he knew it was fake because he promoted it.

When pressed for the full story, he smiled and walked away. Check out the whole interview in the video above.


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