IT’S the fight few thought would happen – there weren’t even many who thought it could happen. Floyd Mayweather, his legacy confirmed as the best fighter of his generation, had retired with a perfect 49-0 record. Conor McGregor, in four short years, had turned himself into a global superstar through his exploits in the UFC. Surely they would never fight in a boxing match – yet here we are.
On August 26, at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, McGregor will make his professional boxing debut against Mayweather and an extraordinary amount of money will be generated. It may be a complete mismatch, but there is money to be made with the right wagers.