At last, Mayweather to fight McGregor August 26

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Mayweather and McGregor  Photo: Skysports

Former multi-division boxing world champion Floyd Mayweather has announced he will fight UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor in Las Vegas on August 26.

The high-profile duo both took to Twitter on Wednesday evening to confirm the eagerly-awaited showdown will definitely be occurring.

The fight is to take place under normal boxing rules, despite McGregor having never boxed either as an amateur or professionally.

The 40-year-old Mayweather is unbeaten as a professional boxer and announced his retirement after winning his 49th consecutive bout against Andre Berto in September 2015.

Mayweather said “it’s official” on his Instagram account next to a picture of both fighters while McGregor had tweeted “THE FIGHT IS ON” several minutes earlier, posting a picture of himself next to one of Mayweather’s father, Floyd Sr.

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