Ladies and gentlemen, it’s gonna go down!!! The possibly most anticipated and controversial fight in combat history between Floyd Mayweather and Conor Mcgregor will be held this August.
The fight between the undefeated boxer, Floyd “Money” Mayweather from America against two-weight UFC world champion Conor McGregor from Ireland and has been tagged “The Money Fight“.
It will take place at the T-Mobile Arena in Paradise, Nevada on August 26, 2017.
The officials for the fight were named on August 16, 2017. Robert Byrd will be the Referee while the judges include; Burt Clements, Dave Moretti and Guido Cavalleri.
The Nevada State Athletic Commission’s rule which requires10-ounce gloves for boxing matches contracted over 147 pounds (the fight is contracted at 154 pounds) was accepted by both athletes.
Later, McGregor said he wanted 8-ounce gloves and Mayweather agreed. The athletes submitted formal requests to box in 8-ounce gloves, which was also granted by the Nevada State Athletic Commission.
Don’t believe what you hear in the media. Don’t believe what you hear on blog sites. If it’s not coming directly from me, then it’s not true. I’m telling McGregor, “Let’s fight in 8 oz gloves”. McGregor can fight in any brand he prefers or chooses. I’ll be wearing 8 oz Grant gloves. Whatever advantage McGregor needs to feel more comfortable in the ring, I’m willing to accommodate. Let’s give the boxing and MMA fans what they want to see. @grantworldwide @mayweatherpromotions
I am very pleased with the Nevada State Athletic Commission’s handling of my next bout today. Fair play was kept all the way through. Referee – Hall of famer Robert Byrd. Judges – Burt Clements. Dave Morreti and Guido Cavalerri. 8oz gloves approved. With pre and post fight analysis of the gloves on the night. This was handled very well and very fairly by the NSAC. I am very pleased and respect the Commissions ruling on this. 10 days until fight time.
Negotiations for the fight have lasted longer than a year, with each athlete demanding above $100m.
The exact financial details of the fight have not been disclosed, but both parties have insisted they were satisfied with the final negotiations.
In United States, the fight will be aired via Showtime pay-per-view, a type of pay television service by which a subscriber of a television service provider can purchase events to view via private telecast.
This will be available through both traditional television providers and various digital services, including the Showtime website and the UFC’s UFC.tv service.