Thursday, 23 November, 2017

Conor McGregor weight limit, glove size and round number revealed

Conor Mc Gregor and Floyd Mayweather GETTY Conor Mc Gregor is closing in on a boxing match with Floyd Mayweather
Rita Gibson | 28 June, 2017, 18:52

McGregor and Mayweather have finally made it official that the two will be taking to the ring for a junior middleweight boxing match in Las Vegas on 26 August.

According to MMA Fighting, "The fight, which will be sanctioned by the Nevada Athletic Commission, will be a professional boxing match, meaning if Mayweather wins, he'll be the first boxer to have a flawless 50-0 record".

Per UFC President Dana White, the fight will be the standard 12 rounds and contested at 154 pounds. White was never going to go on ESPN and say McGregor had doubts about his chances.

"They went smooth. Floyd Mayweather surrounds himself with smart people and we got the deal done".

Conor McGregor will face Floyd Mayweather on Aug 26 in Las Vegas, NV.

"The sky is the limit", Espinoza said.

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The unorthodox fight is set to be one of the biggest in the two codes' histories with McGregor having negotiated the meeting with the UFC for a stab at the boxer. But he has been vocal about his desire to exit retirement for only one fight - the big one against McGregor.

Mayweather (49-0) had initially retired from boxing, but the potential fight with McGregor presented an opportunity that even he couldn't turn down.

It will be McGregor's first professional boxing match. The out and out power he generates may be too hot for McGregor to handle. "Conor is the pound-for-pound best in MMA and Floyd is the pound-for-pound best in boxing".

When asked what this fight means for UFC, White admitted that there is not much in this for UFC, that he agreed to this fight because it is what McGregor and the fans wanted.

McGregor received a California boxing license a year ago but is still waiting for his Nevada boxing license application to be approved.

McGregor became UFC's first-ever two-weight world champion in November 2016 when he defeated Eddie Alvarez to add the lightweight belt to his featherweight strap.

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