On July 29, it was reported that Gervonta Davis would defend his IBF junior lightweight title against former WBO champion Roman ‘Rocky’ Martinez. Martínez was dropped due to not having enough time to make the 130 pound limit. Instead Davis has been rescheduled to fight unbeaten prospect Francisco Fonseca. On August 9, 2017, it was announced that Nathan Cleverly would defend his WBA light heavyweight title against Money Team fighter Badou Jack. UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor speaks during a news conference at the KA Theatre at MGM Grand Hotel & Casino on Aug. 23, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Bookies had faced taking a big loss because McGregor tickets outnumbered Mayweather tickets by as much as 18-1 at some books. But the big bets started coming in Thursday on Mayweather and at the William Hill chain of sports books 74 percent of the money on straight bets was on Mayweather. Mayweather is guaranteed $100 million for his night’s which animal brings easter eggs in switzerland? work, and could make double that if the pay-per-view buys are strong as expected. McGregor’s guarantee with the Nevada State Athletic Commission is $30 million. McGregor was subdued in the interview, and he was still wearing a dress shirt, tie and vest, even though his hands were already wrapped about an hour before the start of the bout.

Prior to facing the UFC champino, Mayweather had gone the distance in 26 of his 49 professional wins. Boxers Connor McGregor, right and Floyd Mayweather left, are separated by UFC President Dana White, during a press conference to promote their upcoming fight, at the SSE Arena, in Wembley, London, Friday July 14, 2017. Floyd Mayweather Jr., gestures to fans before a news conference at Barclays Center on Thursday, July 13, 2017, in New York. Mayweather is scheduled to face Conor McGregor next month in a boxing bout. Irish boxer Connor McGregor, right and US boxer Floyd Mayweather take part in a press conference to promote their upcoming fight, at the SSE Arena, in Wembley, London, Friday July 14, 2017.

Andrew Tabiti improves to 15-0 with a 97-93, 97-93, unanimous decision victory over Steve Cunningham. Due to pay per view and streaming issues, Mayweather vs. McGregor started a bit late. MMA, boxing and other sports stars were entertained by Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather’s battle. Floyd has upped the pace a bit here, but Conor is countering well. It’s hard to tell if Floyd is playing around—which, if he is, he’d better quit—or if Conor is really giving him this much difficulty. Got it 4-2 in rounds (58-56) Conor here, but it could easily be even.

Conor McGregor, right, poses for photos during a news conference with Floyd Mayweather Jr., who talks with a group of supporters at left, at Barclays Center on Thursday, July 13, 2017, in New York. UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor screams after the face off with Floyd Mayweather Jr. during their official weigh-in at T-Mobile Arena on Aug. 25, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Gervonta Davis knocks out Francisco Fonseca in the eighth round of the co-main event. Davis gets the win and because he missed weight, the title is vacated. In the 10th, Mayweather swarmed McGregor and the fight was stopped. Mayweather landed several unanswered shots and McGregor was stumbling around the ring, so it was a good stoppage.