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Full coverage: Floyd Mayweather-Conor McGregor

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Yes, this is really happening. Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather will fight on Aug. 26.

Mayweather (49-0, 26 KOs), the best boxer of his generation and one of the best ever, retired from boxing after defeating Andre Berto by unanimous decision in September 2015. Ireland's McGregor (21-3, 18 KOs) is the face of the UFC and one of the most talented fighters the promotion has to offer. He last fought in November, a KO2 victory over Eddie Alvarez to defend his UFC lightweight belt.

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Mayweather Promotions CEO says fight has done $60M at box office
Mayweather Promotions CEO Leonard Ellerbe said Thursday that the Floyd Mayweather-Conor McGregor fight was on pace to break the boxing gate record despite characterizations suggesting otherwise. -- Darren Rovell

How the WWE would book Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor
The circus surrounding the Floyd Mayweather-Conor McGregor fight has some pure fight fans shaking their heads at the spectacle, but what if they turned up the melodrama to 11 by crossing over into the WWE Universe? We imagine how it would all play out. -- Andrew Goldstein

Mayweather-McGregor card adds title bouts
World titleholders Gervonta Davis and Nathan Cleverly will defend their belts on the undercard of the Floyd Mayweather-Conor McGregor fight on Aug. 26 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Mayweather Promotions announced Thursday. -- Dan Rafael

Conor McGregor is defined by and rebels from his Dublin roots
Dublin is best understood by exploring its many divisions, its unending physical and mental boundaries. The city is defined by those limits, as is McGregor. -- Wright Thompson

Why Mayweather's sparring partners don't give McGregor a chance
Errol Spence Jr., Zab Judah and other professional fighters who face Mayweather daily marvel at what makes him unbeatable. -- Dotun Akintoye

McGregor striking coach Owen Roddy discusses camp, advantages over Mayweather
Conor McGregor is a heavy underdog in his Aug. 26 boxing match with legend Floyd Mayweather. And that's just how Owen Roddy, McGregor's longtime striking coach, likes it. In an exclusive interview with ESPN, Roddy details McGregor's progress in the sport. -- Brett Okamoto

All the ways you can bet Mayweather-McGregor
Think Conor McGregor can beat Floyd Mayweather by knocking him out? What about within the first 60 seconds of the fight? Those are only two of the wide variety of bets available at sportsbooks for the Aug. 26 showdown in Las Vegas. -- Ben Fawkes

'The Super Bowl of boxing': How Vegas made Mayweather-McGregor odds
Nearly four months before the Floyd Mayweather-Conor McGregor fight was official, Las Vegas bookmakers put out a line. Here is how they came up with odds on the bout (so far most of the money is being bet on McGregor). -- David Purdum

Biggest bets for Mayweather-McGregor
One bettor has already wagered $150,000 (at William Hill US) on Conor McGregor to beat Floyd Mayweather. Here is a running file of the biggest Mayweather-McGregor bets across Nevada sportsbooks. -- David Purdum

White reflects on Mayweather, McGregor mind games, addresses controversial comments
UFC President Dana White spent the last week in Los Angeles, London, New York and Toronto promoting the Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor boxing match. In an exclusive interview with ESPN, White looks back at the tour and addresses the controversy surrounding it. -- Brett Okamoto

Alvarez: 'Very real chance' McGregor knocks out Mayweather
Eddie Alvarez knows better than most what it takes to face Conor McGregor, as they fought at UFC 205 in New York last year. Alvarez provides a unique look at what Floyd Mayweather is preparing for in the McGregor-Mayweather boxing match in August.

Has McGregor psyched out Mayweather?
ESPN's Steve Bunce shares his thoughts on Floyd Mayweather's and Conor McGregor's recent world press tour.

Mayweather-McGregor tour sold hate, not a fight
The Floyd Mayweather-Conor McGregor promotional tour sunk to new depths of racism, homophobia and misogyny. -- Mike Wise

How top MMA trainers would prepare McGregor for Mayweather
How should MMA star Conor McGregor -- with no professional boxing fights on his resume -- approach his bout with Floyd Mayweather? Brett Okamoto asked many top trainers for their strategy. -- Brett Okamoto

Who is Mayweather?
An elite group of fighters are reflections of the ethos in which they boxed. Floyd Mayweather is undoubtedly the best fighter of his generation, and he got there based on pure talent and a larger-than-life personality. -- Nigel Collins

Scoring the Mayweather vs. McGregor news conferences
The four days of news conferences were the fights before the fight. How would judges score the verbal battle between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor? We have a winner. -- Dan Rafael and Brett Okamoto

Mayweather-McGregor world tour was a spectacle ... and thankfully it's over
The Floyd Mayweather-Conor McGregor world tour was indeed entertaining but also extremely disturbing given some of the actions and words of the fighters. -- Arash Markazi

Are we going to go on validating the Mayweather-McGregor trash talk?
We all knew the buildup to the Floyd Mayweather-Conor McGregor fight would feature posturing and hyper-masculine aggression. But it's quickly devolved into bigotry and misogyny, and espnW's Sarah Spain asks: Are these people deserving of our admiration? -- Sarah Spain

McGregor: I beat Floyd in trash-talk battle
Conor McGregor insisted that he won the four-round trash-talking battle with Floyd Mayweather Jr. after enjoying a raucous 29th birthday party at the London media event on Friday. -- Nick Parkinson

Mayweather: 'My legacy is already set'
Floyd Mayweather had no desire to return to the ring -- until the opportunity to fight Conor McGregor arose. Now Mayweather says he has no interest in coming back after the Aug. 26 megafight. -- Dan Rafael

The best of Mayweather-McGregor world tour
Four cities and three countries over four days: Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor traded verbal jabs from one city to the next.

McGregor hasn't gotten under Mayweather's skin
Floyd Mayweather says Conor McGregor's antics haven't affected him and adds that he respects that McGregor believes in himself.

Mayweather: I'm the biggest name in MMA and boxing
Floyd Mayweather talks to Sal Paolantonio about throwing money at Conor McGregor, making reference to a Las Vegas gentleman's club, and why the news conferences have created such a large draw.

McGregor's coach fires warning to Mayweather
Conor McGregor's UFC coach, John Kavanagh, has warned Floyd Mayweather that the Irishman's boxing skills are improving all the time. -- ESPN.com news services

Mayweather, McGregor fuel drama in 2nd news conference
Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor hype their megafight and relentlessly needle each other in the second news conference of their world tour.

Floyd gets Irish flag, Conor grabs Floyd's backpack
Floyd Mayweather tricks a fan into throwing him an Irish flag. Instead of giving it to Conor McGregor, Mayweather drapes it over his shoulders. McGregor responds by doing a search of Mayweather's money-filled backpack.

IRS: Mayweather owes $22.2M on 2015 taxes
Floyd Mayweather Jr. still owes $22.2 million in taxes from 2015, according to the IRS. -- ESPN.com news services

Mayweather, McGregor keep the hype growing
Check out the best quotes and photos from Floyd Mayweather's and Conor McGregor's first press conference ahead of their Aug. 26 bout.

Floyd-Conor tour begins with insults, taunts
Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor treated nearly 11,000 fans to a "great spectacle" of verbal jabs on Tuesday, when the two brash fighters faced off for the first time to launch a joint promotional tour for their Aug. 26 boxing match. -- Brett Okamoto

Mayweather, McGregor trade barbs on stage
Floyd Mayweather busts out a $100M check while Conor McGregor mocks Mayweather's tax problems.

McGregor makes bold -- and profane -- fashion statement
UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor showed up at the first stop of a press tour to promote his fight with Floyd Mayweather Jr. wearing a custom three-piece suit with a hidden message in the pinstripes. -- Adam Reisinger

Vote! Price for Mayweather-McGregor fight is set; would you pay for it?
The fight will cost $89.95 on pay-per-view, the same as the most expensive Mayweather-Pacquiao fight, with a $10 fee for HD. Will you pay for it? -- ESPN.com news services

Hype men: Mayweather, McGregor to start tour
Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Conor McGregor will visit Los Angeles, Toronto, New York and London next week to promote their megafight on Aug. 26. -- ESPN.com news services

The incredibly long odds of McGregor against Mayweather
Soon after the fight with Floyd Mayweather was confirmed, tons of small bets came in on Conor McGregor. It's a good thing they were small. Many can't fathom the extent of this mismatch. -- Bill Barnwell

Price to sponsor Mayweather-McGregor: $10M
The asking price to be the title sponsor of the Floyd Mayweather-Conor McGregor fight is $10 million. -- Darren Rovell

Mayweather-McGregor: Expect a spectacle, not a fight
If you are interested in the Floyd Mayweather-Conor McGregor fight, cool. Enjoy. Have a party. Have a blast. But manage your enthusiasm and don't expect a good bout. -- Dan Rafael

The reality missing in the Mayweather-McGregor hype
The Floyd Mayweather-Conor McGregor fight is a soulless money grab featuring one of the most flawed superstars in all of sports. -- Sarah Spain

White won't defend McGregor-Mayweather fight
Dana White tells Max Kellerman that people expect him to defend the impending bout, but says, "I didn't make this fight, the fans made this fight."

McGregor-Mayweather fight a 'sucker's paradise'?
Stephen A. Smith doesn't think fans interested in the McGregor-Mayweather bout are necessarily "suckers," as Dan Le Batard says.

Mayweather-McGregor: What does it mean for the sports of boxing and MMA?
The fight between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor is set, but what will their decision to fight have on the growth potential of their respective sports? -- Dan Rafael and Brett Okamoto

How Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor came to be
A timeline of the verbal sparring that led to the most unlikely fight of the year: Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor.

Megafight principals all agree: Closing Mayweather-McGregor deal came off smoothly
The now-official Floyd Mayweather-Conor McGregor megafight was not that difficult to pull off once the talks turned serious, the three principals of the Aug. 26 blockbuster fight told the media on a conference call.

It's on: Mayweather-McGregor fight finalized
The much-anticipated boxing match between undefeated Floyd Mayweather Jr. and MMA superstar Conor McGregor will take place Aug. 26 in Las Vegas. -- Dan Rafael

The science behind Mayweather-McGregor
ESPN Sport Science breaks down the power UFC champion Conor McGregor will bring to the boxing ring against the defensive prowess of Floyd Mayweather.

McGregor does work at news conferences
A news conference with Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor is sure to include fireworks. Look back at a few of McGregor's best moments on the dais.

Rovell thinks Mayweather-McGregor could set PPV record
Darren Rovell estimates the Mayweather-McGregor bout could surpass the pay-per-view record set by Mayweather-Pacquiao two years ago, but thinks ticket sales could be less.

Sonnen says let's enjoy megafight
MMA fighter Chael Sonnen acknowledges that Conor McGregor will be a huge underdog against Floyd Mayweather but adds that the event will be fun.

McGregor's fast road to enormous payday
Brett Okamoto describes the amazing journey Conor McGregor has been on since starting on a UFC undercard in 2013, all the way to a superfight with Floyd Mayweather on Aug. 26.

How much money will Mayweather-McGregor make?
Will Floyd Mayweather's fight against Conor McGregor make more money than his bout with Manny Pacquiao in 2015? Darren Rovell breaks down all angles of the projected finances. -- Darren Rovell

De La Hoya takes 'high road' on White criticism
Promoter and legendary former boxer Oscar De La Hoya took the high road in response to recent criticism from UFC President Dana White, and said a potential bout between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor "is going to suck." -- ESPN.com news services

UFC's White blasts 'two-faced' De La Hoya
UFC President Dana White ripped boxing promoter Oscar De La Hoya for badmouthing the proposed superfight between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Conor McGregor. -- Brett Okamoto

De La Hoya warns fans off Floyd-Conor 'circus'
Oscar De La Hoya, one of boxing's most significant promoters, issued an open letter to boxing fans on Thursday slamming the proposed match between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor. -- Dan Rafael

Hatton: McGregor won't lay a glove on Floyd
Boxer Ricky Hatton believes Conor McGregor and the UFC face embarrassment if McGregor fails to "lay a glove" on Floyd Mayweather -- just as Hatton, Oscar De La Hoya and Canelo Alvarez failed to -- if the proposed superfight goes ahead. -- ESPN.com news services

Coach Kavanagh: McGregor already training for Mayweather
Conor McGregor's coach, John Kavanagh, spoke exclusively with ESPN about how McGregor is preparing for his boxing match against Floyd Mayweather. -- Brett Okamoto

McGregor applies for boxing license in Nevada
Conor McGregor has applied in the state of Nevada for a pro boxing license ahead of a potential blockbuster fight with Floyd Mayweather. -- Brett Okamoto

McGregor terms set; talks shift to Mayweather
UFC lightweight champ Conor McGregor says he has agreed to a "record-breaking deal" to fight Floyd Mayweather. UFC President Dana White says Floyd Mayweather must still sign off on the bout. -- ESPN.com news services

Is McGregor fast enough to dodge Floyd?
Analyst Max Kellerman debunks the idea that Conor McGregor is immune to getting knocked out by Floyd Mayweather.

Stephen A. expects McGregor to be 'schooled' by Mayweather
ESPN's Stephen A. Smith addresses the odds for a potential Floyd Mayweather-Conor McGregor bout, and acknowledges McGregor's ability to drop opponents with a single punch.

De La Hoya says Mayweather-McGregor fight 'bad for both sports'
Oscar De La Hoya explains why he thinks the proposed megafight between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor would be bad for both MMA and boxing.

Watch: Mayweather and McGregor in their own words
Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor are not only two of the best fighters in their respective sports but also two of the strongest talkers. Look back at some of their biggest verbal jabs over the years.

Rafael says McGregor 'has virtually no chance' against Mayweather
Dan Rafael says that the general consensus from the boxing and MMA communities is that Conor McGregor is mismatched against Floyd Mayweather in a boxing contest.

McGregor yells to Rafael, 'I am boxing!'
Dan Rafael describes his confrontation with Conor McGregor ringside at a boxing match in New York City. McGregor went face to face with Rafael, and the UFC star said he'll shock the world by defeating Floyd Mayweather.

Mayweather to McGregor: 'Sign the paper'
Floyd Mayweather says Conor McGregor should "sign the paper" as talk over a potential superfight bubbles again. -- Ben Dirs and Rob Bartlett

Mayweather takes digs at 'Conor McTapout'
Floyd Mayweather posted an Instagram video of Conor McGregor tapping out at UFC 196 and offered $10,000 for the best caption posted about the video. -- ESPN.com news services