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Boxing legend Floyd Mayweather and mixed martial arts icon Conor McGregor confirmed plans for a long-awaited showdown late Wednesday, triggering both criticism and anticipation for what is set to be one of the richest fights in history. Mayweather and McGregor – kingpins of their sports – will climb into a boxing ring to face each other at Las Vegas's T-Mobile Arena on Aug. 26 .The 40-year-old Mayweather will be aiming to reach the 50-0 milestone while McGregor is a heavy underdog in the 12-round boxing match. Mayweather earned $250 million for his fight against Pacquiao.Neither Mayweather nor McGregor have competed this year. Mayweather retired from pro boxing in 2015 after defeating Andre Berto, while McGregor (21-3) defeated Eddie Alvarez in November 2016 .The boxing format heavily favors the undefeated Mayweather (49-0, 26 KOs), whom many consider to be the best pound-for-pound fighter in the world.Ellerbe said Mayweather can't afford to take McGregor lightly.
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