Mayweather, McGregor poised for history-making fight

Posted August 27, 2017

Conor McGregor vs Floyd Mayweather bout will take place at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

Conor McGregor has called out former boxing champion Paulie Malignaggi.

Saturday's megafight between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor is widely considered a one-sided mismatch, though it'll likely be the biggest event in combat sports history.

No matter what anyone says, no matter how loudly they make their point, no one knows what's going to happen at T-Mobile Arena ttonight.

74 inches - Conor McGregor's reach when throwing punches - a two-inch advantage over Mayweather.

"If you look at him today versus Floyd Mayweather, Conor is the taller, longer, stronger, more powerful opponent", said Bob Bennett, executive director of the commission. "It won't go the distance, mark my words", Mayweather said. "Mark my words - I'm not anxious about the scales".

"That's the worst shape I've ever seen him", McGregor said of Mayweather. It could be a factor against McGregor, who is 29. At 16, he won the Golden Gloves Championship - an annual amateur boxing competition that is held in the United States and has helped launch the careers of many famous fighters.

Despite the fact that he is about to become the best-paid boxing debutant in history, McGregor, who started boxing as a boy before making the switch to mixed martial arts, has never had a top-level encounter as a boxer. "It's going to be like walking through a really bad neighbourhood late at night".

Today (Aug. 26) two men will beat the crap out of each other and a bunch of other (mostly) men will win or lose a lot of money depending on who beat more crap out of whom.

In 2013, the boxer signed a 30-month, six-fight contract with CBS's Showtime division that guaranteed him $32 million in base pay per contest as well as a cut of PPV sales once they crossed a designated threshold.

Douglas checked in at 42-1 in 1990, while OddsShark lists McGregor at 77-20 (or almost 4-1) in part due to the number of bets placed on him.

One punter placed a $1.2 million cash bet on Mayweather, which will earn around $240 000.

"Their response nearly universally was 'We don't care if it's a mismatch. if there's a.01 chance that something incredible could happen, we need to watch it'".

Mayweather weighed 149.5lbs compared to McGregor's 153lbs at Friday's weigh-ins. But what if Floyd feels the pressure of the boxing world and tries to knock Conor out?

The 25-year-old, who was a Team GB member in the amateur ranks, reckons that he is the closest the Irishman could get to "Money" Mayweather ahead of tonight's fight.