LAS VEGAS — The much anticipated fight between undefeated boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. and MMA star Conor McGregor will take place, both fighters announced on social media Wednesday.
Mayweather made the announcement on Twitter, saying, “IT’S OFFICIAL!!!” with a promotional video.
— Floyd Mayweather (@FloydMayweather) June 14, 2017
Moments earlier, McGregor tweeted “THE FIGHT IS ON.” with a picture of himself and Floyd Mayweather Sr., rather than Mayweather Jr.
THE FIGHT IS ON. pic.twitter.com/KhW0u3jRft
— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) June 14, 2017
UFC President Dana White tweeted a simple emoji.
— Dana White (@danawhite) June 14, 2017
Speculation began two years ago that McGregor and Mayweather might someday square off against each other.
The welterweight boxing match between the two star fighters is set for Aug. 26 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena/T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
The fight will be shown on Showtime PPV.