Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor confirm Las Vegas 'superfight'

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"(Mayweather) finished the Pacquiao fight - Wednesday he was back in the damn gym", Ellerbe said.

One of Floyd Mayweather's former sparring partners has labelled his lucrative August showdown with Conor McGregor a "whitewash" - and says the build-up will be better than the fight.

The contest will take place at the MGM Grand Garden Arena, with the Nevada State Athletic Commission having approved the date for a Mayweather Promotions fight, Nevada State Athletic Commission executive director Bob Bennett confirmed.

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The fight between Mayweather and McGregor will undoubtedly be one of the most lucrative in the history of combat sports, but many aren't expecting it to be fairly close, as McGregor has never competed in a professional boxing match before.

The pay-per-view (PPV) event will be broadcast on Showtime with the figure possibly reaching that astronomical $1 billion figure.

Think Mayweather-McGregor is a freak show? "One shot can change the whole outcome [of a fight so] we damn sure ain't taking Conor McGregor lightly [because] when he touches people, it has a tremendous impact".

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The fight has stirred a mixed response amongst both casual and hardcore boxing fans and will continue to do so right up until fight night.

Mayweather, on the other hand, who is looking to beating the 49-0 pro boxing record of Rocky Marciano and becoming the greatest boxer ever, could pocket far more.

Ronda Rousey of the USA (left) faces-off with compatriot Holly Holm for the UFC fight in Melbourne on November 13, 2015. Fighters are going to receive at least $100 million each. White also said he thinks McGregor could get as much as $75 million. "McGregor is not a boxer", said Pacquiao, who is in the middle of preparation for his WBO welterweight title defense against Jeff Horn next month.

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"What we know is that Conor McGregor is a huge hitter and he's been knocking people out for the last few years", Carr said. McGregor had been eager to fight and pushed the bout for most of 2017, constantly taunting Mayweather and challenging him to finish the deal.

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