Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor are set to meet in Las Vegas on June 10
It’s the fight everyone’s talking about.
But it now appears as though the talking can finally stop; Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor have set the date, named their venue and agreed their price.
As boxing and MMA prepare to collide in Las Vegas on June 10, Sportsmail brings you the tale of the tape ahead of one of the most hotly-anticipated fights in recent memory.
Status and titles
The reason there is so much hype around this fight is the enormously high profiles of the two men involved.
Both men will go down as legends in their sport, they’ve reached the top of their game and have the personalities to carry their respective arts in a business sense as well as in the ring.
Mayweather is a five-weight world champion, unbeaten in 49 professional fights and has held a title for the best part of two decades.
McGregor, on the other hand, is the face of the UFC and has dragged the sport into the mainstream. He’s the organisation’s first two-weight champion, its biggest draw and has made himself one of the planet’s foremost sports stars.
Mayweather is a boxer and will be doing what he’s done for almost all his life – box. All the intrigue surrounding this fight is focused on McGregor, who will be taking a voyage into the relative unknown.
He has boxed before, though, at youth level in Ireland and was a successful young fighter before making his MMA debut as an amateur a decade ago.
Now the biggest name in the sport, he still employs many of the boxing techniques and is known as a striker, having attempted 993 strikes during his UFC career compared to just eight takedown attempts.