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Mayweather-McGregor boxing match set for Las Vegas on Aug. 26

The boxing match between Floyd Mayweather and UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor is set for Aug. 26 in Las Vegas, according to a Yahoo Sports report. (Floyd Mayweather | Conor McGregor/Facebook via MGN)

LAS VEGAS (KSNV) - The boxing match between Floyd Mayweather and UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor is set for Aug. 26 in Las Vegas, according to a Yahoo Sports report.

Citing a well-placed source, the story says the Nevada Athletic Commission on Wednesday approved the request from Mayweather Promotions to put on a boxing card on Aug. 26 at the MGM Grand. The venue could change, however, to T-Mobile Arena.

Mayweather on Instagram said the fight is official.

The bout will be distributed via Showtime pay-per-view.

"This is really an unprecedented event," said Stephen Espinoza, who heads Showtime Sports, which will handle the pay-per-view. "Really we haven't seen anything in modern history that resembles it, it's impossible to predict how many sales this will do."

Espinoza said the fight came together quickly after McGregor and the UFC reached agreement last month on their end of the deal and Mayweather's team pushed for the fight in recent days.

"All parties were motivated and reasonable and thrilled we could get everything done," he said. "The sky's the limit on this."

Mayweather will fight at the relatively advanced age of 41 in a bout that McGregor has been pushing for months. It finally came together and Nevada boxing officials on Wednesday approved the date for a Mayweather Promotions bout.


The Associated Press contributed to this report.


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