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Conor McGregor vs Floyd Mayweather superfight confirmed for August 26 in Las Vegas

Both fighters take to social media to confirm much-anticipated clash

By Gareth Hanna

Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor will be going head to head in Las Vegas this summer.

After months of speculation, it has been confirmed that the fight will take place in the T-Mobile Arena on August 26th.

Former world champion Mayweather will end what will by then be a 23 month retirement to take on Irish UFC star McGregor in a fight that is expected to be a highly-successful pay-per-view event, generating hundreds of millions of dollars.

Both fighters confirmed the bout on social media on Wednesday evening.

The fight had originally been pencilled in for September 16, a date that was then taken by Canelo Alvarez's middleweight world championship bout against Gennady Golovkin.

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