Nothing has been finalized, no deal has been agreed upon, but… it’s looking like August 26 might be the date for Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather’s boxing superfight.
That’s right, the ludicrous speculation on how the Irish superstar would do against the best boxing in the world may soon be realized with a bout you know damn well you will buy on pay-per-view.
Mayweather Promotions plans to request Aug. 26 from the Nevada State Athletic Commission as the date for the much-anticipated Floyd Mayweather-Conor McGregor bout in Las Vegas, a source with knowledge of the plan told ESPN’s Dan Rafael on Monday.
A deal for the bout has yet to be finalized.
At the 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 a the meeting.
However, it is not because the fight won’t happen. More likely it is simply because the deal for the bout has not been finalized yet. The source said the date is still the one Mayweather and McGregor plan to fight on. Once they have a deal Mayweather Promotions can ask the commission to add the date request — typically a formality — to a future agenda.
Nevada commission executive director Bob Bennett said Mayweather still has yet to apply for a boxing license, and McGregor’s application remains incomplete for the time being.