Floyd Mayweather confirms Conor McGregor boxing match in Las Vegas in August

UFC president Dana White told ESPN that the fight will take place at the T-Mobile Arena and that McGregor will weigh in at 154 pounds.Mayweather is one of the best pay-per-view draws the sport has ever seen as Forbes listed him as the highest-paid athlete in the world in 2014 and again in 2015. “We’ve been in negotiations now for a while, and to be honest with you, negotiations went smooth”, White said.The moment the Floyd Mayweather-Conor McGregor fight was announced Wednesday, McGregor was billed as a considerable underdog.White followed the announcement with an emoji.Mayweather is an unbeaten fighter with a 49-0 record, winning titles at featherweight, lightweight and welterweight.Mayweather, generally considered the greatest boxer of his generation, earned about $800m in his career, including a whopping $300m in his much-hyped “fight of the century” with rival Manny Pacquiao. What’s interesting is that the fight will be promoted by Mayweather’s company – Mayweather Promotions, which will put on the entire card.The bout will take place at 154lbs, a weight which most likely benefit “The Notorious”, who will be the bigger man on the night.McGregor, with a record of 21 wins and three losses, tweeted: “THE FIGHT IS ON”.Although he has never boxed professionally, McGregor has already applied for a boxing license in Nevada.”Conor’s a mixed martial artist going into a boxing match with arguably the greatest boxer of all time”. In May, McGregor and the UFC came to terms on their end of the deal.Mayweather will fight at the relatively advanced age of 41 in a bout that McGregor has been pushing for months.McGregor, 28, will be entering unknown territory as he has not stepped in a boxing ring since he was a teenager. Trust me on that. “It went a lot easier than I thought it would go and everybody is walking away from this thing happy”. “The whole world is going to eat their words”. Mayweather weighed in at 146 lbs for his last fight against Andre Berto in September 2015.”The sky is the limit”, Espinoza said.Both men had previously said they wanted $100m (£78m) each for the fight and negotiations have gone back and forth for about a year.