There has been a lot of speculation about weight classes and rules concerning the Mayweather-McGregor fight. UFC President Dana White has revealed the exact details of the fight in an interview with TMZ.com.
First of all, the most interesting part is the weight and for this fight, it will be 154 pounds. Meaning super welterweight in boxing. Mayweather has made a career in fighting at welterweight and super welterweight so 154 won’t be an issue to him. McGregor is used to fighting at 145 pounds and 155 pounds so 154 pounds will suit him just fine.
The fight will be a twelve round boxing match in a ring. This, of course, is business as usual for Floyd. But McGregor has never fought twelve rounds professionally in boxing. He has fought 25 minutes in a UFC cage once and usually finishes his UFC fights under 2 rounds.
It obviously goes without saying but both fighters will use 10-ounce boxing gloves in this fight. Again, all good for Floyd but a bit different for McGregor who usually does his business with smaller MMA gloves.
USADA ( U.S Anti-Doping Agency) will oversee the proper drug testing for both fighters.
Mayweather and McGregor will fight on August 26th at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.