Monday 22 January 2018

McGregor v Mayweather super-fight gets go-ahead

Conor McGregor. Photo: Getty Images
Conor McGregor. Photo: Getty Images

Luke Brown

Conor McGregor's anticipated boxing match against Floyd Mayweather appears to have been confirmed after the undefeated American announced on Instagram "it's official" last night.

McGregor had earlier tweeted "THE FIGHT IS ON" to hint that a public announcement was imminent, with the Dubliner already confirming that he had signed his part of the deal some weeks ago.

It now looks like Mayweather has completed that agreement by signing his half of the deal, with the 40-year-old American announcing the fight through his Instagram channel.Mayweather Promotions have reportedly reserved the MGM Grand Garden Arena for the super-fight - understood to be taking place on Saturday, August 26.

The 17,157-capacity venue is well-known for staging some of the biggest fights in boxing history, including the Mike Tyson v Evander Holyfield fights as well as Mayweather's bouts against Oscar de la Hoya and Manny Pacquiao.

Independent News Service

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