The highly anticipated boxing match between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor has been made official. It appears the boxing match was approved by the Nevada State Athletic Commission this past Wednesday as the August 26 date was secured by Mayweather Promotions. Both parties have since come out via social media to confirm the fight.
THE FIGHT IS ON. pic.twitter.com/KhW0u3jRft
— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) June 14, 2017
— Floyd Mayweather (@FloydMayweather) June 14, 2017
— Dana White (@danawhite) June 14, 2017
MMA media members have also confirmed the news.
— Kevin Iole (@KevinI) June 14, 2017
Source tells me official announcement of Mayweather, McGregor is imminent, could happen within the hour.
— Brett Okamoto (@bokamotoESPN) June 14, 2017
The fight will be live on pay-per-view and will be the first fight of its kind as the former retired undefeated boxer, Floyd Mayweather takes on the current UFC Lightweight Champion Conor McGregor in a boxing match.