The highly anticipated clash between two of the most decorated fighters in combat sport could be about to come to fruition.
The Sun claim that Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor's fight could be on as the date and venue have reportedly been finalised.
The cross-sport match-up could be just months away as the T-Mobile Arena has been reserved for June 10.
However, whether the Las Vegas venue will eventually be hosting the event is yet to be confirmed.
There are some contractual issues that are still in the negotiation stage and need to be resolved prior to any official announcement.
If the Nevada venue is confirmed, it would be the first time the American icon would be competing there as Mayweather fought all of his last 12 fights at the MGM Grand Garden Arena.
Conor McGregor could be more at ease regarding the setting of the super-fight, as five of his last seven UFC bouts have taken place in Vegas.
Mayweather has McGregor in his sights
Mayweather disclosed last week that he is coming out of retirement only to fight McGregor. The Irishman is finally eligible to enter the ring after being issued a boxing license.
As for Mayweather, he'll be making a comeback after a lengthy 21 months if the fight takes place in June. He last stepped into the ring to face Andre Berto in September 2015.
With an impressive 49-0 win record, the former welterweight champion will definitely be aiming to bow out in style with a victory against the MMA star.
Speaking to FightHype, he explained:
“When I faced Arturo Gatti, I went to his turf. He was the A side, I was the B side. I beat him, I didn’t cry, I didn’t complain. When I faced Oscar De La Hoya, he was the A side, I was the B side. I didn’t cry, I didn’t complain, I beat him and I became the A side.
Check out the interview below:
He called out McGregor and told him to finish all paperwork needed to realise the fight.
“I don’t want to hear no more excuses about the money, about the UFC. Sign the paper with the UFC so you can fight me in June. Simple and plain. Let’s fight in June. You’re the B side, I’m the A side.”
It's up to McGregor to respond
“We’re not here to cry about money. I’m tired of all this crying about money and talking about you want to fight. You blowing smoke up everybody’s ass. If you want to fight, sign the paperwork, let’s do it.
“Today, I’m officially out of retirement for Conor McGregor. We don’t need to waste no time. We need to make this s**t happen quickly. Let’s get it on in June.”
The T-Mobile Arena holds a total capacity crowd of 20,000 and the bout will be the biggest payday in the history of the sport.
The encounter with Manny Pacquiao in May 2015 garnered over $400m in revenue but the upcoming showdown would surpass that figure as well.
It remains to be seen who is adjudged the winner on the given night as the boxing fraternity and fans gear up to witness an enthralling contest between ‘Money’ & ‘The Notorious’ in just four months time.
Who are you backing - Mayweather or McGregor? Have your say in the comments.
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