Monday 11 December 2017

Conor McGregor applies for boxing licence as superfight with Mayweather edges ever closer

Floyd Mayweather eager to fight Conor McGregor
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Conor McGregor's superfight with Floyd Mayweather edged closer to reality yesterday after it was confirmed that the Dubliner has applied for a boxing licence in the US state of Nevada, where the bout is expected to take place.

One of Las Vegas' illustrious venues will host the fight if it gets the go-ahead, with McGregor reportedly signing a blockbuster deal over the last few days. Fans now await Mayweather's response, with the unbeaten pugilist remaining tight lipped on the subject this week.

However, McGregor has stepped up his preparation for Mayweather by applying for a boxing licence, with ESPN reporting that the UFC champion submitted his paperwork on Thursday.

According to ESPN, McGregor's application was incomplete due to some missing documents but that is expected to be cleared up imminently. The executive director of the Nevada State Athletic Commission told ESPN that he expected the fight to be sanctioned once the two fighters agree terms.

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