“The fight, which will be sanctioned by the Nevada Athletic Commission, will be a professional boxing match, meaning if Mayweather wins, he’ll be the first boxer to have a perfect 50-0 record. It is expected to be the most anticipated “mixed” fight since Muhammad Ali vs. Antonio Inoki in June 1976.
Mayweather Jr. (49-0), considered one of the greatest boxers of all time, announced his retirement from the sport following a September 2015 win over Andre Berto. However, he said recently that he was only interested in returning to action for a fight against McGregor.
McGregor (0-0 in boxing, 21-3 in MMA), the current UFC lightweight champion, has never competed in a professional boxing match, but he is considered one of the best mixed martial artists in the world. He made history in November when he defeated then-lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez to became the first fighter in UFC history to be a champion in two different weight classes at the same time. Since then, though, the UFC stripped the Irish-born fighter of his featherweight title due to inactivity.
‘It’s the fight to make,’ McGregor said in January. ‘It’s the fight the people want. It’s the fight I want. I know I’m confident going in there.. I’ve got the reach. I’ve got youth. I’ve got the confidence. I’ve got the unpredictable style. You can’t prepare for a style like me. A guy said to me, why conquer one world when you can conquer two? So I’m going to go conquer two worlds.”
Fight Party at Halo Lounge
Jimmy The Realtor, TonightAtlanta.com, ATLafterdark & Mike Clay present…
Mayweather vs McGregor :: Fight Party
This Saturday, August 26th @ Halo Lounge
817 Wesy Peachtree St – Atlanta, GA (on the corner of 6th & West Peachtree)
9pm – 3am :: Music By Ciroc Boy DJ Quest :: Free Martinis For Ladies b4 10pm
LIVE AT THE BATTERY
825 Battery Avenue SE, Suite 600, Atlanta, GA 30339