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Mayweather-McGregor slated for Aug. 26?

Mayweather Promotions has a hold at the MGM Grand on August 26, in what is expected to be Floyd Mayweather’s cross-codes match with Conor McGregor.

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The much-rumored fight between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor would appear to have found a landing spot at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas on August 26.

No official announcement for the fight has been made yet, but with McGregor teasing that a BIG announcement is on its way and Mayweather being spotted back in sparring sessions, I think we can safely assume the fight is pretty much academic at this point.

Something BIG is coming #BP

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On the Nevada State Athletic Commission’s website, they now have an event listed for August 26 at the MGM Grand, with a note that Mayweather Promotions will be hosting a boxing event. And with Mayweather’s usual September date recently taken by the announcement of Canelo-Golovkin, it appears as though Mayweather-McGregor may have been pushed up to this summer.

And contrary to rational thought, at least some industry insiders are expecting a Mayweather-McGregor fight to rival the revenue generated by Mayweather-Pacquiao, despite this fight being an objectively lopsided mismatch. That apparently won’t make this any less of an event, however, so gear up for a media blitz that will only hit a fever pitch once the formal announcement’s been made.

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