Superfight: Mayweather vs McGregor
Written by Keshia Jansen on August 25, 2017
Floyd Mayweather and Connor McGregor will compete in what enthusiasts are calling a ‘superfight’ in Las Vegas this Saturday.
Undefeated former welterweight boxing champion, Mayweather has been drawn from retirement to face mixed martial arts’ Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) star, McGregor in the ring.
The two will meet in a cross-combat 12 round contest under boxing rules.
It is estimated that Mayweather could earn as much as R2.646 billion whether he wins or loses the fight. McGregor could earn roughly R1.323 billion.
McGregor is a two-time world champion in UFC. This match marks his first professional boxing fight.
Mayweather retired in 2015 after a 21-year career with an impeccable 49-0 record.
The fight will be broadcasted live on SuperSport 2, channel 202, from 05:00 (SA time) on Sunday, 27 August.