After plenty of speculation, we finally have the confirmed undercard for the most anticipated bout to take place in decades.
Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather, of course, will face off against one another at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on August 26. However, as much as that fight has garnered all the attention there is still plenty of interest in the fights that will precede the main event.
It has been confirmed that two world title fights will take place beforehand with Gervonta Davis (18-0) defending his IBF junior lightweight world championship title against the undefeated Francesco Fonseca (19-0-1).
The other world title fight will see Badou Jack (21-1-2) up against defending WBA light-heavyweight champion Nathan Cleverly (30-3).
— Jonathan Snowden (@JESnowden) August 10, 2017
The undefeated Andrew Tabiti will also take on two-time World Champion Steve Cunningham in what should be an interesting trio of bouts to precede the main event.
Mayweather Promotions CEO Leonard Ellerbe had this to say about this announcement:
“What a night this will be for fight fans,” Ellerbe said.
“Not only will they witness a first of its kind main event, but they will also see two incredible world title fights, as Mayweather Promotions’ very own current and former world champions go head-to-head in separate bouts.”
We’re just over two weeks away…