Conor McGregor vs. Floyd Mayweather: Fight Set for Aug. 26 in Las Vegas

Photo
Floyd Mayweather Jr., left, and Conor McGregor have agreed to fight on Aug. 26, in Las Vegas.

Credit
John Locher/Associated Press, Julio Cortez/Associated Press.

A long-awaited fight between the boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. and the mixed martial artist Conor McGregor appears to have been agreed to Wednesday. Mayweather posted a promotional video for the fight on Instagram along with the caption: “IT’S OFFICIAL!!!” McGregor tweeted “THE FIGHT IS ON.”

McGregor, the U.F.C. lightweight champion, agreed to the fight last month, but negotiations over Mayweather’s terms had been considered to be more difficult. Earlier Tuesday the Nevada State Athletic Commission approved a request by Mayweather Promotions to hold a boxing event at the MGM…

Read Story