Rumours circulated yesterday that the date for the long-awaited Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor fight may have been decided. May being the operative word. Today, however, more publications are confirming that 26 August is looking like a likely date for the anticipated boxing match to go ahead.
A source “with knowledge” has revealed to ESPN that Mayweather Promotions plans to request the date from the Nevada State Athletic Commission for the bout to happen.
The meeting between the two parties was scheduled for today in las Vegas where Mayweather Promotions was scheduled to formally request 26 August as a date to promote an unspecified boxing event.
The source also added, however, that the agenda item has since been removed from the meeting but adds that it’s not because the fight won’t happen but because the deal has not been finalized with with Showtime PPV.
The source confirmed that 26 August is still the date both Mayweather and McGregor plan to have their welterweight fight on, likely at T-Mobile Arena, and once they have a deal arranged Mayweather Promotions can then ask the commission to add the date request to a future agenda.
Although the date for the Mayweather-McGregor fight hasn’t been officially confirmed it’s speculated at this stage that it will be requested to go ahead 26 August.