Gennady Golovkin vs. Canelo Alvarez (not to mention Ward vs. Kovalev) is no longer the only boxing match to put on your watchlist, as Yahoo Sports is reporting that Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather have reached a deal to fight on Aug. 26 in Las Vegas:
Unbeaten boxer Floyd Mayweather will fight UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor in a much-discussed boxing match on Aug. 26 in Las Vegas, a well-placed source told Yahoo Sports on Wednesday. Mayweather is expected to make the announcement on social media as early as Wednesday.
Terms of the deal were not available, but it will either be at the MGM Grand Garden or T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. The Nevada Athletic Commission on Wednesday approved the request from Mayweather Promotions to put on a boxing card on Aug. 26 at the MGM Grand. The venue could change, however, to T-Mobile.
McGregor last fought in Nov. 2016 as he recorded a TKO victory over Eddie Alvarez to win the UFC Lightweight title. Mayweather, who has to be the overwhelming favorite going in this cross-over fight, has been retired since 2015 after beating Andre Berto.