The long-awaited fight between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor has finally been confirmed, with the two superstars set to square off in the ring Aug. 26. After months of negotiations, the two prolific fighters have agreed to square off at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, NV. But, what are the rules for this once-in-a-lifetime bout?
Type of match: Boxing
Rounds: 12-rounds at 3-minutes per round
Weight: 154 pounds
Gloves: 10 ounce
Channel: Showtime PPV
The purse for the fight has yet to be disclosed, but it has been reported that each fighter will make over $100 million. Dana White told ESPN that everyone involved with the fight is “very happy” with the deal.
Mayweather reportedly earned approximately $330 million for his victory against Manny Pacquiao in 2015, and the fight against McGregor is expected to shatter any gate and pay-per-view records, according to news.com.au.