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Believe It Or Not- Floyd Mayweather vs Conor McGregor is just over a month away;World press tour kicks off

The two fighters have been trading barbs on social media for months as anticipation for a fight that has been hailed by former UFC fighter Brendan Schaub as “the biggest sporting event of our lifetimes” continues to heighten.

The first stop of a world press tour to promote the event was held at Staples Centre in Los Angeles today.

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McGRegor made an uncharacteristic move by arriving on stage first. Notorious for being late to UFC press conferences, the Irishman walked boldly on stage in a three-piece suit before posing for photographs. Check out the detail on his pinstripe.

Well, that was … something. Only 47 more days until we can all put this behind us. A parting tip for Showtime ahead of the remaining tour stops: why turn off McGregor’s microphone during Mayweather’s sermon? I’d understand if the trash talk was the side course per usual, but don’t hold out on us when events like today’s are effectively the main course.

How to Watch – Mayweather vs McGregor Live Fight?

. Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor begin their world press tour on Tuesday
. The pair share the stage for the first time at the Staples Center in Los Angeles
. They’ll then travel Toronto, New York and London for further press conferences
. Boxing legend and UFC champion are set to throw down in Las Vegas in August

At any rate, thanks for following along with us and do check back later for Rory Carroll’s full report from the ground in Los Angeles.

“God only made one thing perfect, and that’s my boxing record,” says Mayweather. And then they come together for the traditional staredown. They continue to mouth off at one another and Dana White is ultimately forced to break them up.

MAYWEATHER vs MCGREGOR WORLD TOUR
Toronto, Canada — Budweiser Stage, Thursday July 13 — 7.30am AEST
New York City, USA — Barclays Centre, Friday July 14 — 8.30am AEST
London, UK — SSE Wembley Arena, Saturday July 15 — 4am AEST

MAYWEATHER vs MCGREGOR Los Angeles Press Conference Full Video

Mayweather emerged through the crowd soon after with his entourage, but one Irish fan scored an early point for their man by throwing an Irish flag at the boxing champ.
The two faced off on stage and adopted different approaches. McGregor was playful, talking and moving. Mayweather stayed still and stony-faced as the mind games began.

Unfortunately this was a boxing press conference, so unlike UFC events where president Dana White immediately asks for questions, we were forced to wait for the suits to make long-winded statements. Fittingly, they were booed.
But the crowd exploded as White introduced McGregor — and the two division champ immediately targeted Mayweather’s dress sense.

The fans didn’t have to be convinced. They were already sold.

They roared when McGregor entered the arena and walked on the stage. They booed when Mayweather did the same.

Maybe they weren’t certain of a McGregor victory, but they looked and sounded as if they believed that the charismatic Irishman has a chance. Or perhaps they wanted to believe he has chance. Whatever misguided emotion was in their hearts, it was strong enough to make them ditch work to back their man at a news conference. Similar turnouts are expected later this week at stops in Toronto, New York and London.

Both fighters later spoke to reporters back-stage. Mayweather said he wasn’t bothered by the pro-McGregor crowd. “Popularity has nothing to do with what we have in our bank accounts,” Mayweather said. “I always chose fortune over fame.”
McGregor’s press conference was gatecrashed by Mayweather’s father. “You ain’t ever had a pro-fight in your life … you going to get the f*** beat out of you,” Floyd Sr said.

WHITE: ‘I DON’T WANT TO DO THIS EVERY WEEKEND’

Earlier, UFC president Dana White completed interviews backstage and Aloe Blacc performed for the fans in attendance while they waited for the key participants to arrive.

What are the rules of the fight?

The fight will be held under boxing rules, presenting a huge challenge for mixed martial artists McGregor as he faces off against one of the greatest defensive boxers in history.

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.

McGregor will weigh in at 154 pounds, UFC president Dana White told ESPN.

Mayweather confirms this is his last

‘I’m not the same fighter I was 21 years ago or 10 years ago,’ he says. ‘I understand that. But I have that fighter’s mentality.
Training camp is gruelling. I can’t do it anymore. I’m just working hard every day. This has to be my last one.
‘After taking a couple of years off, I was okay, but then we made this fight happen. I know this is it. Deep in my heart, I can’t [go on].’

Floyd Mayweather vs Conor McGregor Mega fight date Confirmed

Floyd Mayweather vs Conor McGregor date Confirmed: megafight in Las Vegas: Aug. 26.. Mayweather Promotions plans to request the date from the Nevada State Athletic Commission for the much-anticipated boxing match between Mayweather, the former longtime pound-for-pound king and heavy favorite who plans to exit a 23-month retirement for the bout, and UFC superstar Conor McGregor, a source with knowledge of the plan told ESPN on Monday.

At the Nevada commission meeting scheduled for Wednesday in Las Vegas, Mayweather Promotions was scheduled to formally request Aug. 26 as a date to promote an unspecified boxing event, with Showtime — Mayweather’s broadcast home — as the television entity, but that agenda item has been removed and won’t be brought up at the meeting.

However, it is not because the fight won’t happen. More likely it is simply because the deal for the Showtime PPV bout has not been finalized yet.

The source said the date is still the one Mayweather and McGregor plan to have their welterweight fight on, likely at T-Mobile Arena. Once they have a deal, Mayweather Promotions can ask the commission to add the date request — typically a formality — to a future agenda.

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Floyd Mayweather Jr. said Saturday that a potential boxing match with UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor is “the only fight that makes sense” to him.
McGregor terms set; talks shift to Mayweather

UFC lightweight champ Conor McGregor says he has agreed to a “record-breaking deal” to fight Floyd Mayweather. Dana White says they are now working to get Mayweather to sign off on the bout.

Vegas taking big c

Las Vegas sportsbooks already are taking thousands of dollars in bets on a Floyd Mayweather-Conor McGregor fight even though the blockbuster bout has not been finalized.

McGregor, the two-division UFC champion, and UFC officials came to an agreement on how their side will split the money generated by what is expected to be a massive pay-per-view event generating hundreds of millions of dollars. Talks are ongoing between WME-IMG, UFC’s ownership group, and Mayweather adviser Al Haymon as they work to finalize the agreement.

“There are negotiations ongoing, but none of us wants to turn this into the circus that the Mayweather-[Manny] Pacquiao negotiations were, so I think it’s best if we keep all the business discussions private until the deal is done,” Showtime Sports executive vice president and general manager Stephen Espinoza told ESPN on Monday night.

The date that had been eyed for Mayweather-McGregor was Sept. 16, but that was taken when Golden Boy Promotions and K2 Promotions finalized their deal for the heavily anticipated Canelo Alvarez-Gennady Golovkin middleweight world championship fight to take place on that date at T-Mobile Arena.

According to multiple sources, one of the reasons Golden Boy made a deal with MGM Resorts International, parent company of T-Mobile Arena and several casinos on the Las Vegas Strip, was because if it had taken the fight to another city (there were several suitors), there was a strong possibility that Mayweather-McGregor would have been on Sept. 16 at T-Mobile and competed head-to-head with Alvarez-Golovkin.

But in making the deal for the fight to be at T-Mobile, sources said, it was stipulated that MGM Resorts International would keep Mayweather-McGregor from infringing on the Alvarez-Golovkin promotional window by assuring that Mayweather-McGregor would not take place within three weeks of the fight. Aug. 26 is three weeks before Alvarez-Golovkin.

The 40-year-old Mayweather (49-0, 26 KOs) has not fought since he easily outpointed Andre Berto in September 2015 to retain his welterweight world title and then retired. But he has been vocal about his desire to exit retirement for only one fight — the big one against McGregor, who very much wants the fight for a payday that would dwarf anything he has made in the octagon.

McGregor (21-3), 28, recently applied for a boxing license in Nevada, though his application has not been completed yet. Mayweather has not yet applied for a Nevada boxing license, which must be renewed annually.

The Mayweather-McGregor fight card is expected to be a boxing-only card, and Mayweather has said he wants two of his company’s top fighters to appear on it, Badou Jack (21-1-2, 12 KOs), a former super middleweight world titleholder who vacated his belt in January to move up to light heavyweight, and junior lightweight world titlist Gervonta Davis (18-0, 17 KOs).