Published: Fri, June 16, 2017
Sport | By Gary Shelton

Who will fight on the Mayweather-McGregor undercard?


Think Mayweather-McGregor is a freak show? In March, Mayweather announced that he was coming out of retirement specifically to fight McGregor.

At long last, Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor have finalized a deal for a boxing-only, mega-fight, according to Yahoo's Kevin Iole.

Mayweather didn't become one of the best boxers in the history of the sport by overlooking opponents and he won't start with McGregor. It will be fought at 154 pounds with the boxers using 10-ounce boxing gloves.

It won't be cheap for viewers however: when Mayweather fought Manny Pacquiao in the "Fight of the Century" UK viewers had to pay £19.95 (€24.95 in Ireland) to watch.

Mayweather is risking his prized undefeated record but McGregor's taunts, a return to the limelight and a huge payout look to have proved too tempting. Las Vegas oddsmakers list Mayweather a -1200 favorite and McGregor a +700 underdog. He and McGregor first mooted the idea of a fight in a series of exchanges on social media, in which the Irishman urged Mayweather to step up and sign.

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"As we've already seen this evening, Mayweather vs. McGregor has generated buzz that reaches far beyond that of the considerable boxing and MMA audience. So I think that we gain from the mistakes that were made and the knowledge that they have now of what went wrong with that fight". "It's definitely the biggest fight ever in combat sports history, and probably going to be the biggest payday ever", UFC president Dana White said.

The fight - under boxing rules - is bound to draw huge interest from fans and massive pay days for the two fighters. McGregor, is 27 and a southpaw.

13 - Seconds it took McGregor to knock out Jose Aldo and win the UFC featherweight title in December 2015.

"That will not happen", White said on a Wednesday conference call.

McGregor, the Ultimate Fighting Championship lightweight champion, agreed to the fight last month, but negotiations over Mayweather's terms had been considered more hard.

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