The Floyd Mayweather vs Conor McGregor super-fight is almost within touching distance.
Mayweather, undefeated in over 20-years, comes out of retirement to take on the UFC lightweight champion McGregor on August 27 (AEST) at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
After months of intense speculation, the fight was finally made official in June and is set to break pay-per-view, gate and ticket sale records.
Here’s everything you need to know about the hugely anticipated encounter.
When and where is Mayweather-McGregor?
The fight will take place at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on August 27 (AEST).
How to watch Mayweather McGregor, PPV price
Australian fans can watch Mayweather-McGregor on Main Event for $59.95
In Germany and Austria, live streaming of the fight will be available on the DAZN platform, in some cases for free. You can find out more about coverage in this region from SPOX.
Mayweather McGregor odds
One of the best fighters to ever pull on a boxing glove, Mayweather is the overwhelming betting favourite. The American is paying $1.22, with McGregor currently $4.50 at Sportsbet. The Irishman’s odds have come in considerably since the fight was announced, especially after video of his sparring session with Paulie Malignaggi was released.
Most pundits believe McGregor’s best chance of winning is via early knockout, with juicy odds of $26 for a first round KO.
Mayweather winning on points is $3.50.
Mayweather vs McGregor: Age and records
Mayweather is 40 and has an unblemished 49-0 record.
Mcgregor is 12 years younger at 28 and has a professional MMA record of 21-3. He is 0-0 in pro boxing.
Mayweather McGregor height and reach differences
Mayweather is 1.73m (5ft 8in) with a reach of 182.9cm.
McGregor is 1.75m (5ft 9in) with a reach of 188cm.
How many rounds is Mayweather McGregor
The fight has been scheduled for 12 three-minute rounds.
What weight will Mayweather and McGregor fight at?
Mayweather vs McGregor will compete at the junior middleweight (or light middleweight) limit of 154-pounds (69.85kg).
Mayweather is a five-weight world champion, having won titles from super featherweight (130-pounds) to junior middleweight. He defeated Marcos Maidana, Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez, Miguel Cotto and Oscar de la Hoya in the junior middleweight division.
McGregor is a two division UFC champion, having won the featherweight (145-pound) and lightweight (155-pound) titles. He has only fought at 155-pounds once – against Eddie Alvarez – but his two fights against Nate Diaz were at the UFC’s welterweight limit of 170-pounds.
When did they last fight?
Mayweather hasn’t fought since a September 2015 unanimous decision win over Andre Berto. The fight will be McGregor’s professional boxing debut. He last stepped into the UFC Octagon in November when he defeated Eddie Alvarez for the lightweight title.
How many knockouts do Mayweather and McGregor have?
In his 49 wins, Mayweather has recorded a relatively low 26 KOs, for a knockout percentage of 53%. His 23 other fights have all gone to a decision.
McGregor boasts 18 KO/TKO wins in his 21 professional MMA victories. The Irishman wins by knockout 86% of the time, with one submission win on his record. McGregor has only gone the distance twice, winning both times. One of those fights was a three-rounder against current UFC featherweight champion Max Holloway, the other was a five round war opposite Diaz.
When did Mayweather and McGregor last win by knockout?
Mayweather hasn’t knocked anyone out since September 2011 when he controversially dropped Victor Ortiz. Prior to that, his last stoppage win was in 2007 against Ricky Hatton.
McGregor destroyed Alvarez inside two rounds at UFC 205 in New York in November.
What gloves will Mayweather and McGregor wear?
Glove size has been a hot topic ahead of this fight. For any bout heavier than 147-pounds, the Nevada State Athletic Commission requires both fighters to wear 10-ounce gloves. Both Mayweather and McGregor have reportedly requested to be allowed to wear smaller eight ounce gloves for this bout.
Mayweather typically wears Grant gloves and will do so for this match, while McGregor is widely rumoured to be fighting in Everlast gloves.
Where are Mayweather and McGregor training?
Both fighters are training for the bout in Las Vegas, with Mayweather training at his own gym in Chinatown and McGregor preparing at the UFC Performance Institute.
Mayweather vs McGregor Undercard
Fighters from Mayweather Promotions feature heavily on the undercard, with Baltimore native Gervonta Davis defending his IBF junior lightweight title against Francisco Fonseca in the co-main event.
Badou Jack challenges Nathan Cleverly for the WBA light heavyweight belt, while Andrew Tabiti takes on Steve Cunningham for the vacant USBA cruiserweight title.
Prior to the pay-per-view portion of the card, Shawn Porter will fight Thomas Dulorne and Juan Heraldez takes on Jose Miguel Borrego. Both of those fights will air on Fox Sports in the US.