Mayweather, McGregor agree to August fight

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Reuters: Undefeated boxer Floyd Mayweather and mixed martial arts champion Conor McGregor, two of the most popular athletes in their respective sports, have agreed to a crossover fight in the ring on 26 August in Las Vegas.

The fight confirmed on Wednesday is expected to gross millions of dollars, with Mayweather a solid favourite.

Mayweather, 40, retired in 2015 with an unblemished 49-0 professional boxing record while boastful Irishman McGregor, 28, is the UFC’s lightweight champion.

“IT’S OFFICIAL!!!” Mayweather wrote on his Twitter account alongside a short video that included photos of both fighters.

“THE FIGHT IS ON,” McGregor tweeted minutes before Mayweather’s post.

The two fighters had gone back and forth for nearly a year on the showdown, each demanding $ 100 million for the fight.

Both camps declined to disclose financial details during a call with reporters but said all sides were satisfied.

Mayweather Promotions will publicise the event, which will be available on Showtime pay-per-view.