What are the odds of this fight actually happening?

Well if Floyd Mayweather knows anything it's to promote fights and when he chooses to fight someone, it's okay to assume he and his team pick and choose the right time and place to do it, usually with maximum benefits expected to come to Mayweather Promotions.

The most previous highly anticipated fight involving Mayweather was back in 2015 when he beat Manny Pacquiao in a unanimous points decision in a bout dubbed The Fight Of The Century. It grossed more than $500 million worldwide, making it the biggest event in boxing history.

In an interview with News Corp Australia, Pacquiao dreamt about his 2015 loss to Floyd Mayweather and the shocking knockout suffered at the hands of Marquez before he entered the ring.

Now Mayweather had been dodging his bout with Pacquiao, who is also going to go down into the history books as one of the best boxers. This is due to the fact that he is the only man in boxing history to win world titles in eight different weight categories, from flyweight to light middleweight, and a professional record of 59-6 (38KO).

The fight day did come and Mayweather found a way to win, so it is my opinion that since he first put online a mock poster of him vs McGregor back in May 2016, time may have just passed enough by August for him to try to outdo the success of his and Pacquiao's Fight of the Century which grossed over $500 million.

Risking an undefeated professional record

Floyd Mayweather 40 has now been in retirement since 2015. He got to make history by being the only boxer to have won championships and finished his professional career still undefeated and estimated to have made over $1.3 billion in revenue throughout his career, beating all his predecessors.

Although the former boxer and current promoter has been seen by a Las Vegas Sun reporter running with his entourage in Southern Highlands over the weekend, part of his usual training camps, and there are also reports that both fighters have stated cross-discipline training, both he and McGregor have both managed to remain silent about the purpose of the August booking.

The biggest bout for this year was expected to be on September 16th; a fight between Canelo Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin.

Dana White seems excited with the expected exposure for UFC

The UFC President and the reason for why the UFC has been able to grow into a globally popular multi-billion dollar industry looks to be really keen on this fight happening.

On a May 17th appearance on TNT during the network's NBA playoffs coverage, UFC President Dana White said McGregor's side had completed negotiations for the event, with Mayweather the remaining holdout. Now with his August 26th announcement Floyd just might have made up his mind too.

Something BIG is coming

It is assumed that many people are really interested in seeing a fight between Conor McGregor 28 and Mayweather.

Conor has won both the Featherweight and Lightweight belts with only one loss in his professional career. He is reported to have applied for a Nevada boxing license in May.

Seeing as there was another date that was supposedly set for this fight June 10th, which came and went without a fight, there are suggestions that the hold up may be on deciding how the revenue from the fight, including the Pay Per View will be split up between them.

UFC 205 was the last pay-per-view headlined by Conor McGregor, and it grossed $17.7 million gates drawing more buys than any UFC PPV in history.

Mayweather is the biggest PPV draw of all time, and his fight with Manny Pacquiao in 2015 set a record with a reported 4.6 million buys.

The fight grossed $600 million, and Mayweather earned more than $200 million that night.

A McGregor-Mayweather fight is expected to have interesting numbers on it, as it's the first of its kind in history which makes it tricky to predict, not only the event winner but also the expected revenue from the event. It is to me however one thing, a fight to watch kind of like with the World Heavyweight Champions fight with Anthony Joshua VS Klitschko, where Anthony won.