The most talked about event of 2017 is finally here with some calling it the fight of the century. Nearly 2 years in the making, UFC Lightweight champion and icon, Conor McGregor will finally come face to face with undefeated boxing champion, Floyd Mayweather in a professional boxing match. The fight is set to take place at the T-Mobile Arena in Paradise, Nevada USA on August 26th 2017 (US time). Dubbed “The Money Fight” by media, there is a lot of cash at stake in the whole promotion. The allure of a handsome profit is the main -perhaps only- reason Mayweather is coming out of retirement to step in the ring again. But even at the age of 40, a good 11 years senior of the younger McGregor, Mayweather is the favorite to win given his pristine professional boxing career compared to McGregor’s lack thereof.
The latter has zero experience in professional boxing while Mayweather has a perfect 49 wins out of 49 fights including a staggering 26 KOs. The “Notorious” UFC mixed martial artist has remained unfazed in the disparity. Most critics have obviously picked their sides in favor of the pro boxer but some believe that anything is possible in the ring. McGregor’s powerful left hook should not be discounted and with 12 rounds to land one of those, nothing is impossible. Meanwhile, the Irish continues his famous trash talking at press conferences for the fight to the amusement of everyone. The majority of fans are betting on Mcgregor pulling off an upset, literally.
According to the some reports, over 90 per cent of bets placed are backing a Mcgregor victory because of a much higher payout. Famous boxing personalities like Gennady Golovkin and De La Hoya have come out calling the match a circus show. The fact is, fight fans do not really care if it’s a true fight or not…to them, this is certified entertainment and an historical event in the making. “The Money Fight” between Mayweather and Mcgregor will be broadcasted ‘live’ on Workpoint channel 23 this Sunday August 27th at 8:00am until 12:00 (Bangkok time) and also Line TV. This is a fight that everyone will be discussing so don’t miss out!