The 12-round light middleweight boxing match between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor is held on Saturday August 26 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. The contest is arguably the biggest “what if” fight in the history of combat sports.
With the record of 49-0 Floyd Mayweather Jr is a five-division world title holder out of the United States. Ireland’s Conor McGregor is a UFC lightweight champion who makes his professional debut in The Sweet Science, taking on one of the greatest boxers of all time.
Mayweather vs McGregor headlines the main card on Showtime Pay-Per-View, that follows a preliminary program live on FOX. Three names featured on the main card as well as a headline bout for the under card has been revealed to date.
Several media outlets report that American Gervonta Davis (18-0-0) is “likely” to face off Roman Martinez (29-3-3) of Puerto Rico in defense of the IBF junior lightweight title. Also Swede light heavyweight Badou Jack (21-1-2) is expected to battle out on the night with the name of his opponent yet announced. As well Rio Olympian Savannah Marshall of England is expected to make her professional debut in a super middleweight clash with an opponent yet to be named. In addition, a welterweight clash between American Shawn Porter (27-2-1) and Thomas Dulorme (24-2-0) of Puerto Rico reportedly headlines a preliminary card on FOX.
A complete fight card is expected to be announced in the coming weeks. The current program can be found below.
Main card on Showtime PPV
Light middleweight Floyd Mayweather Jr vs. Conor McGregor
Super featherweight Gervonta Davis vs. Roman Martinez (TBC)
Light heavyweight Badou Jack vs. TBD
Super middleweight Savannah Marshall vs. TBD
Preliminary card live on FOX
Welterweight Shawn Porter vs. Thomas Dulorme