Mayweather vs McGregor verbal battle is over for now and attention has turned to what is set to be the highest-earning fight of all time.
Mayweather drew a record 4.6million pay-per-view purchases for his fight with Manny Pacquiao in 2015 and his battle with McGregor will almost certainly top that.
McGregor – the biggest name in UFC – has vowed to knockout undefeated boxer Mayweather, and boldly had a giant mural depicting his triumph drawn up across his training gym wall.
Mayweather, however, says he would “run the UFC” and scoffed at McGregor’s knockout claims, firing a warning about his “granite chine”.
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DATE AND START TIME
The fight is scheduled for Saturday, August 26, though it will likely begin in the UK around 4am on Sunday, August 27. The 20,000-capacity T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas will host the fight.
Showtime are in talks with both Sky Sports and ITV over the UK broadcast rights for the fight between Mayweather and McGregor.
Showtime’s HD package will cost viewers in the US $99.95.