Mayweather vs McGregor fight set for August

Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor will visit Wembley Stadium this July to promote their Las Vegas fight.

The former boxing world champion Mayweather and UFC champion McGregor, will fight on 26 August. They will begin the four-day tour in Los Angeles on 11 July then fly to Wembley for the 14 July press conference.

They will also be visiting Toronto and New York before they meet in the ring in August.

Tickets for the Los Angeles and New York events are free, with Toronto and London details to be confirmed.

American Mayweather, a former champion at five weights, is coming out of retirement at 40 to fight 28-year-old UFC lightweight champion McGregor from the Republic of Ireland.

Both fighters are expected to earn up to $100m (£78.5m) from the bout, which would make it one of the richest in history.

Bizarrely, no title is up for grabs. What many have cited is that this is such a big fight there is nothing on the line, except bragging rights. Mayweather doesn’t currently hold any titles so there is none for McGregor to fight for.

As for McGregor, he is still the UFC Lightweight Champion but that is irrelevant here as it is a different discipline.

Both fighters will have their own reasons for this fight but the massive sum of money the pair will receive is likely to be the biggest motivation.

It’s a cynical outlook but both fighters have arguably achieved all they can in their respective disciplines so why not take the cheque for this fight?

TNT Sport

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