Mayweather Promotions has been given clearance by the Nevada Athletic Commission to stage a boxing event on August 26th.
Remember that Tuesday night report from the Los Angeles Times that Floyd Mayweather was retracting his request to host a boxing event on August 26th at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas? Well the Mayweather camp reversed course, and the request was approved by the Nevada Athletic Commission at Wednesday’s meeting.
“It was within their legal right and the date was put back on the agenda,” NAC executive director Bob Bennett said. (Via MMA Fighting)
The speculation has been that the long-discussed boxing match between Mayweather and UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor would be moved up from the originally planned September date to late August. A rumor from the Las Vegas Review-Journal said that part of the strategy was to “take some of the revenue and energy” from the September 16th fight between Gennady Golovkin and Canelo Alvarez, which is taking place at the T-Mobile Arena.
If Mayweather vs. McGregor does happen, it would be a Showtime PPV event with Mayweather Promotions fighters expected to populate the undercard. Negotiations are currently ongoing to make the matchup happen, but beyond that, we’re none the wiser as far as whether or not we’ll get an official announcement.
From a paperwork standpoint, Bennett says that neither McGregor nor Mayweather (who announced his retirement in September 2015) has even applied for a boxing license. He also added that, “I have no documents from the promoters requesting this fight and/or for this fight to be approved.”