Spectators have to wait about 24 more days for the biggest ever boxing match. Yes, we are talking about “The Money Match” which is between two mighty boxers Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather. The fight is scheduled on 26th August 2017 on Saturday and there is no fixed update about the time of the match. After taking much interest in boxing, Conor McGregor entertained the idea of “the money match” with former champion Floyd Mayweather. But the president of the UFC dismissed the rumors of the fight between these twos because McGregor was under the contract of UFC.
In January of the running year, both parties had entered an ‘exploratory phase’ in negotiation a potential match between McGregor and Mayweather. On March 7, 2017, Floyd Mayweather called upon the Irish fighter to sign the paper and states that match with McGregor would make him come out of retirement. Finally, on May 18, McGregor agreed all the terms of Mayweather and signed the contract to fight against him.
Before discussing the ‘match of the year’, let’s take a look at the life of these two famous fighters.
Floyd Joy Sinclair or Floyd Joy Mayweather Jr. is a professional boxer from America. He is widely considered as the greatest boxer of all the time. He has won more than fifteen world titles and the lineal championship in four different weight classes. Mayweather has also won a bronze medal in 1996 Olympics, the US National championship and three US Golden Gloves championships as an amateur fighter.
As he remained undefeated in his whole career because he has won 49 fights out of 49 with 26 knock outs. Therefore, he has a lot of achievements and awards in his name. He is the three-time winner of the Boxing Writers Association of America Fighter of the Year Award, two-time winner of The Ring Magazine’s Fighter of the Year and also a six-time winner of Best Fighter ESPY Award. He is considered as the greatest welterweight of all the time. So, Floyd Mayweather is enlisted as the highest paid athlete in the world.
He announced to retire from his professional career in 2015.
Another UFC Lightweight Champion, Conor Anthony McGregor is an Irish professional boxer and mixed martial arts. He is presently signed to Ultimate Fighting Championship. During his whole professional career, he has competed as lightweight, featherweight and welterweight. Before starting his boxing career, he played football for Lourdes Celtic Football Club until age of 12.
Career and Achievements
He started his professional career as a boxer in 2008 at the age of 20. He has participated in 24 matches and won 21 with 18 knock outs. Despite his boxing career, he also started mixed martial arts in 2008. He won both Lightweight and Cage Warriors Featherweight Championships and holds both titles at a time. Conor McGregor has defeated Jose Aldo UFC Featherweight Championship via knockout in just 13 seconds in the first round in 2015 which is the fastest victory in the history of UFC.
“The Money Match”
Now take a look at the “match of the year” and “The Money Fight”.
The “The Money Fight” is an upcoming professional boxing match and a bout between the UFC Lightweight Champion Conor McGregor and eleven-time five-division professional champion Floyd Mayweather. The match will take place on 26th August 2017 at the T-Mobile Arena in Paradise, Nevada.
There is the exchange of hot words between these fighters before the start of the match in the ring. So the fighting temperature began to rise and the whole world is waiting for the biggest ever match. Here are some things you need to know before this match.
Date and Time
The biggest fight is happening on Saturday 26th of August. While the times have not been announced yet, therefore, it will surely be a late night or very early start for spectators in the UK, so supposed to be up well on Sunday 27 August, and perhaps calling in sick on Monday 28.
Comparison of Fighting Records
Floyd Mayweather retired from his professional career in 2015 with an unblemished 49-0 boxing record. Therefore, he is widely considered as one of the best ever defensive fighter and prides himself on his capabilities to avoid punishment with his skillful movement the ring while making strategically adjustment against his opponents. So it is a chance for Floyd to move ahead of great heavyweight Rocky Marciano, who also retired with the impressive figures of 49-0.
While on the other hand, the UFC reigning lightweight and former featherweight champion, Conor McGregor, is known better for his explosive knockout power inside an MMA Octagon. Known much for his irrational and quick on his feet.
Rules of Fight
The biggest fight will be held under the rules of boxing, presenting a mighty challenge between the greatest defensive boxers against the mixed martial artist McGregor. Moreover, each fighter will use 10-ounce boxing gloves instead of smaller UFC gloves.
They are not allowed to use leg kicks or take down.
Predictions on Match between Conor & Floyd
According to bookies, Mayweather will easily win this fight from Irish fighter. William Hill put the veteran fighter at 1/11 favorite. This will be a very big betting fight because one of the biggest matches ever. In an interview, “Mayweather asked that I am not the same fighter as I was some years, but I have enough power and strength to beat you in the ring”. The Irish boxer replied that “I am a young, happy and confident man, I have worked very hard for this game and I am enjoying my time as a champion”. He further told that all these rules of boxing will not faze me but amuse me, therefore, it is hilarious and funny to me all these rules.
Conor Vs. Floyd First Press Conference
Conor Vs. Floyd Second Press Conference
There is no doubt in the capacities and efficiency of these two mighty fighters. So who will win the match? It will decide on Saturday 26th of August 2017. Give your opinion by commenting below in the comment box.