Boxing: McGregor signs deal for Mayweather fight

The long-rumored bout between undefeated American boxing champion Floyd Mayweather and combined martial arts champion Conor McGregor is midway to changing into a truth after the Irish signed a deal for the battle, it used to be introduced on Wednesday night.

UFC President Dana White broke the information throughout a tv interview for TNT following the NBA’s Jap Convention Finals matchup.

“The McGregor side is done, I Am beginning to work on the Mayweather aspect now,” White mentioned. “I’ve bought one side completed. If we are able to come to a deal (with Mayweather) the battle will happen.” McGregor confirmed the deal in a remark released to “The First, and most important a part of this historic contract has now formally been signed off on. Congratulations to all events concerned. We now look forward to Al Haymon and his boxer’s signature within the coming days,” the observation learn. Phrases of the deal were not announced.

McGregor, 28, is the largest pay-per-view attract UFC’s blended martial arts whereas the Forty-yr-old Mayweather retired in 2015 with a Forty Nine-0 document. The 2 facets were changing verbal spats and challenges for several months.

The proposed bout can be straight boxing in shape.

(Writing by way of Jahmal Nook in los angeles; enhancing by means of Amlan Chakraborty)

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