Pro Boxer Posts Video Of Him Working Conor McGregor During Sparring

The long-awaited boxing match is going down in August. Graphic illustration by Michael Meredith. /CBS SPORTS

"IT'S OFFICIAL!" Mayweather wrote on his Twitter account alongside a short video that included photos of both fighters.

He keeps himself well, don't get me wrong, but Floyd Mayweather won't hurt or won't damage Conor McGregor.

Mayweather, a former five-weight world champion and widely considered the best boxer of his generation, retired unbeaten in 2015 after 49 bouts, and retired for the first time in 2008 after 39 fights.

Adding to McGregor's challenge, the fighters will be using 10-ounce boxing gloves instead of the smaller UFC gloves and he will not be allowed to use the leg kicks or takedowns that are used in mixed martial arts.

According to the New York Times, Mayweather's 2015 fight with Manny Pacquiao drew almost 4.5 million viewers through pay-per-view.

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"It's definitely going to be the biggest fight ever in combat sports history and probably going to be the biggest pay day ever", said UFC president Dana White.

So here is a round-up of what has been said about what is already one of the most talked about fights in history. HBO and Showtime charged fans $100 to watch Mayweather-Pacquiao, and the price could be the same on August 26. Conor McGregor is 27 and he is a southpaw. Mayweather Promotions has a hold on the MGM Grand for that date, and that's the venue where Floyd has fought his last 12 fights, dating back to 2007.

Mayweather said that a confidentiality clause is in place and that the financial purses of the fighters will not be disclosed. Muscle memory, and natural instincts, could easily take over when McGregor fights, but his contract now forbids him from doing so.

McGregor has fought everyone White has put in front of him. The fight will air on Showtime Pay-Per-View.

That's because TMZ Sports is reporting that Mayweather expects to make between $200 million and $300 million for the McGregor fight, although the exact terms haven't been disclosed just yet.

Conor McGregor has come a long, long, loooooong way in a very short period of time. Not saying Mayweather is going to win.

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