Following news that Floyd Mayweather will return to the ring to face UFC star Conor McGregor, we look back at when the American star switched codes to face WWE wrestler Big Show. On Wednesday, White made a proclamation for the ages about what would happen if McGregor lands the ideal shot and does what no one else has done, which is to defeat Mayweather.
Mayweather, 40, is undefeated in 49 boxing matches, winning 26 by knock-out.
In January, McGregor boldly claimed a fight between him and Mayweather would make $1 billion.
Stephen Espinoza, executive vice president and general manager of Showtime Sports, which will be responsible for distributing pay-per-view packages, stated that this event is much bigger than anyone thinks, and that he believes this will be something unforgettable. One would therefore assume that the fight will take place according to the rules of boxing.
McGregor, 28, will be entering unknown territory as he has not stepped into a boxing ring since he was a teenager.
Mayweather confirmed he is ready to rumble via social media on Wednesday. After the August 26 bout at the T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, the talking point will revolve around the payouts, more than the quality of the 12-round fight. He has gone up against some of the fastest, most powerful boxers of our time and they haven't touched him.
The opening odds for the fight have Mayweather as the heavy favorite. On the other hand, the 28-year-old McGregor is now at 7/1 odds, or +700, meaning he would return $7 for ever dollar wagered on him.
LAS VEGAS (AP) - It may not be the fight of the century, but it could be the event of at least the last few years. It became this thing were it was so impossible to get tickets, that after you already paid for them, that people started canceling their rooms and all kind of things.
"It's interesting. I'm not saying McGregor is going to win". It was the day the announcement came after months of speculation that Conor McGregor will step into the boxing world, to take one one of the greatest ever to put on the gloves.