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Floyd Mayweather Opens as Heavy Betting Favorite Over Conor McGregor

Floyd Mayweather’s 50th and nearly certainly final pro fight will take place in a little over ten weeks time at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.But Mayweather Promotions CEO Leonard Ellerbe, who was also at Wednesday’s press conference, offered the flip side to that. The Nevada State Athletic Commission on Wednesday approved Mayweather Productions’ request for a boxing card on august 26 in Las Vegas. Each fighter could earn payouts of more than $100 million, according to Yahoo Sports.The fight – under boxing rules – is bound to draw huge interest from fans and massive pay days for the two fighters. Showtime will air the Pay-Per-View which promises to be phenomenal. Over a year and a half ago, McGregor did the impossible and knocked-out the pound-for-pound #1 fighter in the UFC, Jose Aldo, in just a matter of 13 seconds to claim the Featherweight Championship.Given that Mayweather and McGregor are both expert trash talkers and brazen self-promoters, this one will have a special feel to it, even if that aura dissipates the moment the opening bell sounds. “They carry unmatched reputations for spectacle and athleticism, and together they will create a once-in-a-lifetime event.” he said.The truth remains Mayweather is one of the most accomplished boxers in history and McGregor had some flaws in his standup game exposed Nate Diaz. He has a ideal record in his career, with 49 victories, and without a single defeat. A portion of the money I spend goes directly into the pocket of the fighters. Besides that, the Dublin-born is probably the hottest media figure in the fighting world.Unbeaten Chorley super-lightweight Jack Catterall got the unlikely call to spar with Mayweather at the American’s gym in Las Vegas prior to his points win over Manny Pacquiao. Whichever outcome happens, it will be no big surprise.He is 11 years older than his opponent.”Floyd’s definitely not knocking him out, that’s for sure”.”I think it’s a bit unfair because boxing and MMA are two different sports and Conor McGregor, if I’m being blatantly honest, if he lands a glove on Mayweather he’ll be doing very well”, said the Northern Irishman. They requested anonymity because the fight had not been formally announced.