A twelve-round boxing match between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor headlines the eight-fight bill held on August 26 at T-Mobile Arena. The four-fight main card airs on Showtime PPV, following a preliminary program live on FOX. On Thursday Showtime and Mayweather Promotions announced a complete fight card for the upcoming event.
American Gervonta Davis (18-0-0, 17 KOs) faces off Costa Rican Francisco Fonseca (19-0-1, 13 KOs) in defense of the IBF junior lightweight title. Davis was rumored to ‘likely’ take on Roman Martinez (29-3-3, 17 KOs) of Puerto Rico. However, the current IBF Intercontinental champion in the division out of Costa Rica has been formally announced.
Welsh Nathan Cleverly (30-3-0, 16 KOs) has been confirmed to battle out at T-Mobile Arena in defense of the WBA light heavyweight title. His opponent is a former WBC super middleweight champion Badou Jack (21-1-2, 12 KOs) of Sweden, who moves up to a heavier class.
The first bout on the card is an all-American cruiserweight encounter. The contest features Andrew Tabiti (14-0-1, 12 KOs) of Chicago up against Steve Cunningham (29-8-1, 13 KOs) of Philadelphia.
In addition, according to the tweet posted by Ariel Helwani of MMA Fighting on Friday, the rest of the preliminary card has been also revealed. American welterweight Juan Heraldez (12-0-0, 8 KOs) faces off Jose Miguel Borrego (13-0-0, 12 KOs) of Mexico. Super middleweight Kevin Newman (7-0-1, 3 KOs) of Las Vegas takes on his American-fellow Antonio Hernandez (9-1-0, 3 KOs) of Fresno.
As well, American super middleweight Amy Coleman makes her pro boxing debut against British Savannah Marshall. The latter has been previously announced to as well make her first appearance as a professional boxer on August 26.
This is the currently full Mayweather-McGregor card. pic.twitter.com/S9cNVnoa4r
— Ariel Helwani (@arielhelwani) August 10, 2017
Floyd Mayweather vs Conor McGregor fight card
Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor
Gervonta Davis vs. Francisco Fonseca
Nathan Cleverly vs. Badou Jack
Andrew Tabiti vs. Steve Cunningham
Shawn Porter vs. Thomas Dulorme
Juan Heraldez vs. Jose Miguel Borrego
Kevin Newman vs. Antonio Hernandez
Savannah Marshall vs. Amy Coleman