Boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. (L) and UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor
JOHANNESBURG - After all the hype superstar boxer Floyd Mayweather Junior and Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) champion, Conor McGregor, finally meet in the ring at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, on Sunday (SA).
Money Mayweather is one of, if not, the best defensive fighters the world has ever seen and will no doubt be seeking a record 50th career win as a professional boxer.
The undefeated Mayweather, coming out of retirement for a second time, is heavily tipped to wipe the floor with McGregor as the Irishman officially becomes a professional boxer only on the night of the fight.
Notorious McGregor is the bigger and arguably the stronger of the two fighters and is also a southpaw, factors no doubt adding a bit of pressure on the orthodox Mayweather.
Both fighters have assured the millions of viewers around the world tuning into the Las Vegas spectacle that they will be going in for the kill, vowing the fight will not go the distance on Saturday night.
McGregor says he wants to floor Mayweather by the fourth round, seeking immortality in becoming the only man to beat Mayweather, with the added value of it happening on McGregor’s first pro boxing challenge.
The Money Fight will be televised in South Africa from 3am on Sunday.