Mayweather vs McGregor: Preview for Floyd Mayweather's Las Vegas mega fight with Conor McGregor
Last Updated: 27/08/17 3:22am
Floyd Mayweather's proud legacy will be on the line when the five-weight world champion faces UFC star Conor McGregor in a ground-breaking fight.
The biggest names in the two combat codes will collide in the early hours of Sunday morning - no earlier than 4am - live on Sky Sports Box Office, as Mayweather targets his 50th victory against McGregor, who has entered the world of boxing to challenge its No 1 fighter.
The Irishman has conquered two weight divisions in UFC and confidently predicts he will become the first man to defeat Mayweather, despite the huge gulf in boxing experience, although the debutant has displayed concussive power in mixed martial arts.
Heated words from Mayweather and McGregor have cranked up the hype surrounding this blockbuster battle, which is expected to captivate a worldwide audience when the fighters enter the ring after 4am on Sunday morning.
Mayweather has vowed to draw the curtain on his career with a landmark victory in Las Vegas, but there is an air of mystique about McGregor and the man nicknamed 'Notorious' should guarantee drama when the first bell rings.
What the fighters say
What the experts say
What the boxing world says
The guys who caught him and rumbled did best. McGregor is of that school. Maybe he'll get lucky.
If that miracle happens, then it's a different conversation but I doubt it very much.
Saul Alvarez on a Conor McGregor win
What the UFC world says
He's the bigger, stronger fighter. People aren't giving him a chance and that's just crazy.
UFC president Dana White
There is no way McGregor can defeat Mayweather. Mayweather has done this his entire life, and it's a different sport.
UFC rival Jose Aldo
Floyd Mayweather: 149.5lbs
Conor McGregor: 153lbs