But Mayweather, who "retired" in 2015 with an unbeaten record of 49-0, is determined not to let McGregor steal his crown. Pacquiao reportedly earned $100 million for his efforts. "I was in retirement, but they wanted me back and I'm back", Mayweather told Robert Littal of Black Sports Online.
McGregor signed his side of the deal last month, having come to terms with the UFC, with whom he is under contract, over the unprecedented event, which many felt was only a pipe dream, a sideshow, an unrealistic circus event, to take place and become a reality. McGregor is 0-0 in boxing, but the Irishman's boxing record isn't what made him a household name.
So here is a round-up of what has been said about what is already one of the most talked about fights in history.
The bout will take place under normal boxing rules, despite Conor McGregor never having boxed as an amateur or professional.
The summer 2015 event, jointly produced by Showtime and HBO, cost $99.99 to purchase in high definition, with a $10 discount for the standard broadcast. The payoff for a bet on a McGregor win in each of those rounds is now listed at +2,800.
It took more than just a few days for Team Mayweather to put ink to paper, however. Over a year and a half ago, McGregor did the impossible and knocked-out the pound-for-pound #1 fighter in the UFC, Jose Aldo, in just a matter of 13 seconds to claim the Featherweight Championship. I'm not saying Floyd Mayweather's going to win.
"Floyd said '154 is no problem, I don't want a catchweight, '" Ellerbe said.
They said "we want the world to know how we and our son have been brutalised and terrorised by the pariah regime" in North Korea. Mr Warmbier's release came during a visit to North Korea by former National Basketball Association star Dennis Rodman.
Stewart has championed the Confederacy monuments and statues and has attacked Gillespie for not being pro-Trump enough. Governors of Virginia serve a single four-year term, and a sizable field is vying to succeed Democrat Terry McAuliffe.
Since West joined the Warriors after the 2010-11 season, the Warriors have gone 328-158, including winning the NBA Finals twice. Inglewood is closing in on an negotiation agreement that could lead to the construction of a new Los Angeles Clippers arena.
But efforts to persuade North Korea to release the men now held had not been successful until Warmbier's release Tuesday. His release comes as former National Basketball Association player Dennis Rodman was paying a return visit to Pyongyang.
If you know anything about the whereabouts of Donnie Rowe and Ricky DuBose , they're asking you to call the U.S. The website states that Monica was a Chicago native and had lived in Baldwin County for the past 20 years.
Microsoft' E3 press conference saw an important announcement for Minecraft with the new " Better Together Update ". This update will only be available on Xbox One and Windows PC and will look best on Xbox One X and high-end PCs.
Witnesses described hearing screams, watching a person fall out the high-rise block and a woman holding a baby out of a window. Grenfell Tower is managed by the Kensington and Chelsea Tenant Management Organisation on behalf of the local council.