If Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier delivered the Fight of the Century in 1971, the upcoming bout between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor is surely going to be remembered as the Fight of the 21st Century.
Mayweather’s profile is both staggeringly impressive and intimidating. He retired from boxing in 2015 with a perfect 49-0 record and earned 26 of those wins from knock-outs. On top of that, he’s the holder of 15 world titles, an Olympic medal, and countless other accolades which support the view that he’s the best boxer of this generation.
Standing in his way of a 50-0 career record is Conor McGregor, the Irish UFC fighter who is the reigning Lightweight Champion and former Featherweight Champion. McGregor, while one of the quickest and sharpest warriors in mixed martial arts, is hard-pressed to take down Mayweather given the fact that he has never fought in an official professional boxing match. Regardless of his experience in the ring, McGregor has become as popular and accomplished as Mayweather in the sports world, which will certainly help his chances come the first bell.
So will this battle go down as a David vs. Goliath tale for the ages? Will the UFC newcomer slay the boxing beast? Or will Mayweather assert his dominance as one of the world’s greatest fighters and reach the record 50-0 mark? Don’t miss all the excitement of this mammoth match, taking place in Las Vegas at T-Mobile Arena on Saturday, August 26. Tickets available here.