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Floyd Mayweather Jr. to welcome Conor McGregor to the ring Aug. 26

It’s a prizefight few pundits thought would ever come to fruition.

Former welterweight boxing champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. (49-0-0, 26 KOs) will battle UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor (21-3-0, MMA) in a 12-round welterweight boxing mach Aug.26, tentatively set for the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

The fight was confirmed by both fighters on their Twitter accounts as well as a report from Yahoo Sports reporter Kevin Iole.

10-ounce gloves will be used and fight will be sanctioned by the Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC).

Promoted primarily by Mayweather Promotions, Showtime will distribute the pay-per-view, which could potentially generate $100 million USD apiece for each fighter.

UFC president Dana White revealed on ESPN Sportscenter that the fight will be at the T-Mobile Arena, but the venue could change to the MGM Grand.

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Mayweather retired after defeating Andre Berto in September 2015. This fight will be McGregor’s professional boxing debut. If Mayweather wins, he will improve to 50-0.

McGregor made history by becoming the UFC’s first two-division champion by defeating Eddie Alvarez at UFC 205 after knocking out Jose Aldo at UFC 194.┬áHe was stripped of the featherweight belt afterwards after failing to defend it.

Let the preamble begin.

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KenaiAndrews
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Kenai is a former Postmedia Network online news and sports editor. He is the Editor-in-Chief for MMA Crossfire.

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