Mayweather Promotions’ move to secure an August 26 date at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas has fueled rumours that the long-awaited (or long-dreaded) Floyd Mayweather-Conor McGregor bout is close to being made official.
In documents posted publicly by the Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC), the August 26 date has been reserved by Mayweather Promotions for a card to be broadcast by Showtime, which has been, of course, Mayweather’s network of preference.
McGregor, for his part, added even more fuel to the fire via Instagram early Monday morning with a cryptic “Something BIG is coming” message.
Expected to be a straight boxing event, Mayweather-McGregor has captured the attention of fight fans and casual sports fans throughout the world and speculation exists that it could match or even exceed the 4.6 million buys Mayweather generated with his May, 2015 bout with Manny Pacquiao.
Nothing official has been announced and neither side of this proposed bout has spoken directly as to the validity of the wide-circulating rumor.