The fight has finally been finalized. Floyd Mayweather Jr. will step into the ring once again, this time to fight Conor McGregor, who will be making his in-ring boxing debut. The fight was first reported by Kevin Iole of Yahoo Sports, later confirmed by Floyd Mayweather on social media.
— Floyd Mayweather (@FloydMayweather) June 14, 2017
The two men have been engaged in a war of words over the past few months, with speculation of a fight taking place hanging over both boxing and the UFC. Mayweather will be coming out of retirement for the bout, while McGregor will be putting his MMA career on hold. The feud has boiled over on social media, with each man calling the other out.
Mayweather’s last fight came back in September 2015, when he brought his professional boxing record to 49-0 before retiring. His career began in 1996, before going on to become one of the most dominant fighters in the history of the spot.
McGregor last fought in November 2016 at UFC 205 when he won the UFC lightweight championship from Eddie Alvarez. He has never fought professionally as a boxer, but will make his debut in August against Mayweather.
Mayweather has reportedly already reserved the MGM Grand for the fight on Aug. 26, after the two had supposedly lost the original date of their fight to the Gennady Golovkin vs. Canelo Alvarez fight that was booked for Sept. 16.
The fight is expected to become one of the most lucrative events in combat sports history, promising a handsome payday for both men.