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Here we are on the eve of a fight that, when you really think about it, has no business happening. A 49-0 boxer vs. an 0-0 boxer in a boxing match. How could the Nevada State Athletic Commission have possibly sanctioned this? And yet, UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor (21-3 MMA, 9-1 UFC) and boxing legend Floyd Mayweather (49-0 boxing) will face off Saturday night at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas in a pay-per-view event expected to be the most lucrative prize fight of all time.
After the wild, crazy, profane and totally over-the-top four-city media tour that Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor embarked on last month to promote their megafight -- in which they berated, insulted and cursed at each other stop after stop, whipping huge crowds into a frenzy -- the final prefight news conference at the MGM Grand was for media only and as low-key as it gets.
Floyd Mayweather Jr. has returned to the boxing gym after nearly two years away and says his preparation for an Aug. 26 fight against Conor McGregor is going smoothly even four months after his 40th birthday. “You can’t touch me,” Mayweather said late Wednesday night following a training session in front of a large crowd at Ten Goose Boxing Gym in Van Nuys, where he had encouraged followers of his social media accounts to come watch him. “I haven’t been off two years, really. I’ve been running, working. I’m not rusty; I’m ready.”
Big3 officials say they received “a generous offer” as part of an agreement to move the 3-on-3 pro basketball league’s inaugural title game across the Strip to make way for the mega fight between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on Aug. 26. Big3 had a contract to hold its championship at 1:30 p.m. local time at T-Mobile Arena. Instead, the game will held at the nearby MGM Grand Garden Arena, Big3 officials announced in a news release on Tuesday.
When UFC superstar Conor McGregor secured a boxing license in California in February as part of his efforts to land a mega boxing match with Floyd Mayweather, former two-division world titleholder Paulie Malignaggi was one of his biggest critics. Malignaggi ridiculed McGregor on social media, at one point telling him he was "going to knock the beard off you homie. You are going to be apologizing for everything you have been trying to do to get into boxing."
Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather both shared training videos for their upcoming August boxing match.
Lennox Lewis has branded Floyd Mayweather's comeback against MMA fighter Conor McGregor "ridiculous". McGregor will make his professional boxing debut against Mayweather at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on Aug. 26 in a fight predicted to make millions. But some boxing fans -- including former undisputed world heavyweight champion Lewis -- will not be buying the fight on pay-per-view. "I can't take it serious," Lewis told ESPN. "Mayweather is the best in his weight class, no one can touch him in boxing. He's a pugilist of the highest order so for another man from a different sport to fight him?