The long-awaited showdown between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Conor McGregor may have just moved one step closer to happening after the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas was formally booked for a “boxing event” later this year.
Mayweather Promotions has booked the venue for August 26, prompting fresh speculation that a cross-over fight between the pair may finally be on the cards.
McGregor has already obtained the necessary boxing license and signed his portion of the deal for the mega-money fight.
However, up until now, Mayweather had been non-committal on the topic, choosing to instead let the rumour mill go into overdrive in a move that’s either down to plain ignorance or mind games.
In any case, this is the clearest indication yet that Money means business with the Las Vegas venue booked for a “professional boxing event” which, according to the Nevada Athletic Commission’s website, will be televised on ShowTime.
It follows up a recent Instagram message from Mayweather that appeared to indicate that an announcement of the fight was forthcoming.
“Something BIG is coming #BP,” the 49-time undefeated fighter wrote.
Many have questioned McGregor’s capabilities in the ring already with Michael Buffer telling loaded that the Irishman didn’t stand a chance against Money.
The UFC star is unperturbed though.
“Trust me, I will stop Floyd,” he’s said in a previous interview. “You’re all going to eat your words. The whole world will eat their words.
“Watch me take over boxing. Trust me on that. No-one in this boxing game knows what is coming.”
Fans may find out soon enough.
Loaded staff writer Jack Beresford has produced content for Lad Bible, Axonn Media and a variety of online sports and news media outlets.