Las Vegas - Boxing legend Floyd Mayweather and mixed martial arts champion Conor McGregor - the kingpins of their respective sports - announced on Wednesday they would fight on Saturday, August 26 in Las Vegas.
The 40-year-old Mayweather announced the fight on his Instagram account with a graphic saying "IT'S OFFICIAL!!!" showing pictures of both fighters and listing Las Vegas as the location. McGregor sent out a tweet stating "THE FIGHT IS ON." He also included photos of the pair.
MMA promoter Dana White said the bout would take place at the T-Mobile Arena and it would be a boxing match at 154-pounds with 10 ounce gloves.