Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor are finally set to go head-to-head on Aug. 26 in Las Vegas.
The two combat sports stars will be battling it out for hundreds of millions of dollars and ultimate bragging rights, but there may also be another prized possession on the line.
In an interview with ESPN.com, WBC president Mauricio Sulaiman revealed Mayweather vs. McGregor could be for a WBC Diamond belt.
“Maybe, I don’t know. I’m not against it. Of course this is a WBC board decision but we have to celebrate that boxing is having world attention regardless,” Sulaiman said.
But while the fight between the 49-0 boxing star and current UFC lightweight champion will be historic in nature, Sulaiman seems to believe Mayweather has the clear path to victory.
“When you have a Muay Thai fighter in Thailand, they make their career and then they jump into international boxing and many have been very successful,” he added.
“McGregor has been successful in MMA but in boxing rules it’s going to be a very difficult challenge for him.”
Mayweather vs. McGregor takes place Aug. 26 at T-Mobile Arena.
Who do you think will come away with the win? Does McGregor have what it takes to be competitive against an elite boxer in a sport he has never competed in professionally? We will get those answers in a matter of months.
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