Mayweather vs McGregor: Preview for Floyd Mayweather's Las Vegas mega fight with Conor McGregor

LAS VEGAS, NV - AUGUST 25:  UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor (R) screams after the face off with Floyd Mayweather Jr. during their official weigh-in
Image: Floyd Mayweather faces Conor McGregor in the early hours of Sunday morning, live on Sky Sports Box Office

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.

Background

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.

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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 vs McGregor
Image: Tale of the tape: Mayweather vs McGregor

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

Mayweather say he will test McGregor's chin in their cross-codes clash
McGregor promised to inflict an explosive early knockout on Mayweather

What the experts say

Paulie Malignaggi and Dan Hardy debate the outcome of Mayweather-McGregor
Carl Froch doubts whether McGregor can produce a stunning upset victory
Tony Bellew expects Mayweather to maintain his unbeaten record with a 50th win

What the boxing world says

The guys who caught him and rumbled did best. McGregor is of that school. Maybe he'll get lucky.
Manny Pacquiao
Anthony Joshua believes Mayweather will be too strong for McGregor
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
UFC's Brendan Schaub says McGregor is only man capable of winning by KO
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

The weigh-in

Floyd Mayweather

Floyd Mayweather: 149.5lbs

Conor McGregor, Floyd Mayweather

Conor McGregor: 153lbs

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The time draws near...

After all the build-up, Floyd Mayweather v Conor McGregor is almost here.

Watch Mayweather vs McGregor, from the T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, from midnight August 26, live on Sky Sports Box Office. Book via your Sky remote or online here.

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