Megafight principals all agree closing Mayweather-McGregor deal came off smoothly

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The Floyd Mayweather-Conor McGregor megafight, which many think could approach the $600 million-plus revenue record set by Mayweather-Manny Pacquiao in 2015, actually was not that difficult to make once the talks turned serious.

That was the assertion from Mayweather Promotions CEO Leonard Ellerbe, UFC president Dana White and Stephen Espinoza, head of Showtime Sports, which will produce and distribute the Aug. 26 fight on Showtime PPV from T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

It’s on: Mayweather-McGregor fight finalized

The much-anticipated boxing match between undefeated Floyd Mayweather Jr. and MMA superstar Conor McGregor will take place Aug. 26 in Las Vegas.


  • Mayweather heavy favorite in McGregor fight

    Now that the blockbuster boxing match is official, Floyd Mayweather is a -1,100 favorite at the Westgate SuperBook in Las Vegas, with Conor McGregor paying back +700.

  • Hours after the deal for the 12-round fight at 154 pounds was announced on Wednesday, all three spoke to the media on a conference call, and by the tone of their voices, they sounded as though

    Article source: http://www.espn.com/boxing/story/_/id/19639313/megafight-principals-all-agree-closing-mayweather-mcgregor-deal-came-smoothly

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