Possible Date Set For Floyd Mayweather vs Conor McGregor?

Floyd Mayweather's boxing firm has verbally retracted a date request for a potential fight with Conor McGregor to take place on 26 August. That could change before they meet later today - Bob Bennett, executive director of the Nevada Athletic Commission, said as much - but one official told the Times that they don't think August 26th is a realistic timetable for the fight between Mayweather and McGregor for a variety of reasons.

On Wednesday night, UFC lightweight champion and ex-featherweight belt holder McGregor and unbeaten former multiple boxing title champion Mayweather announced the fight on social media.

The brash Irishman hilariously posted a photo of himself and Mayweather's father, Floyd Sr minutes before the official announcement. It is unclear whether it was a mistake or whether McGregor did it on objective, as he is known to provoke his opponents. "But I do think having the fight before [Canel0-GGG] - especially being that it's a big boxing fight - having the fight before that would be ideal." .

"No, I do not have any completed boxing license for McGregor or Mayweather", Bennett said. Mayweather reportedly earned $220 million before taxes for his 2015 bout with longtime rival Manny Pacquiao, shattering previous records.

At 40 years of age, questions have been raised as to whether Mayweather can still compete, whilst on the flipside, many believe McGregor's inexperience as a boxer will mean a one-sided fight for "Money" opposite the 28 year-old MMA star.

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According to ESPN, the welterweight fight will be aired on Showtime, Mayweather's broadcast partner.

Known for his devastating striking and highlight-reel knockouts, McGregor is also quick and irrational on his feet, but few would back him to beat one of the most complete boxers of all time.

Regardless, all signs point to Mayweather and McGregor coming to an agreement soon.

The book stipulates that the fight must be a boxing match and must take place by May 13, 2018, or all bets will be refunded.

However, UFC president Dana White, during an April 9 appearance on "Conan", said he thought the fight would happen.

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