Almost 2 years ago murmurs of a super fight was first billed. The pound for pound boxer of his generation vs the king of MMA. More schoolboy playground batman vs superman comparisons then anything else.. little did we know the wheels were in motion.
The evening of the 14th June 2017 the unthinkable was announced Floyd Mayweather vs Conor McGregor 26 August 2017 at T-Mobile Arena
In typical modern day fashion both fighters announced the fight at almost identical times on social media
Conor McGregor chose Twitter with the simple tweet – THE FIGHT IS ON
THE FIGHT IS ON. pic.twitter.com/KhW0u3jRft
— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) June 14, 2017
Floyd Mayweather took to instagram with- It’s official!
Whether you think this whole thing is a circus, media and money gone mad. One thing is almost certainly for sure box office PPV records are going to be broken. To add to the madness, both fighters are expected to pocket around a tidy $100 million each. One thing is for sure… we cannot wait!