Sin City To Host 'Bad Boys' Mayweather And McGregor In Billion Dollar Bout?

Vito La Giorgia

Two of the biggest egos and best fighters in Floyd "Money" Mayweather and Conor "Notorious" McGregor are about to go head-to-head in Sin City this summer in what can only be described as a billion dollar bout. The Sun has reported that Mayweather and McGregor will battle under strict boxing rules if and when they sort out the financial side of the contest. If they can successfully accomplish that, this is in all likelihood going to be the most expensive novelty bout the world has ever witnessed.

It's highly unlikely that the shifty Floyd will allow MMA-fighter Connor to put a finger on him. The prospect of the two going blow-for-blow in the center of the ring is almost laughable. Mayweather is 39-years-old and is still unbeaten. McGregor is not a professional boxer and we're already nearing the beginning of summer. Boxers who plan on steppping in the ring against Mayweather train for months, what's McGregor's plan?

One thing everyone can count on is that both men are about to make themselves and everyone involved a whole lot richer if they can agree on the terms. The battle for bragging rights is estimated to net over a billion dollars.

The estimated purse each man will take home is undetermined. Most sources claim Mayweather will earn upwards of $100 million and McGregor will take home somewhere under $20 million. It's no surprise that the reason why this fight isn't official has to do with the financial terms, given the gap.

Speculation aside, both men, who often talk about how much money they have, are surely aware that an opportunity to cash in while the iron is red-hot won't last long.

Mayweather, on the other hand, has enjoyed an unbeaten career and is retired. He has nothing to prove except perhaps how much money he can still draw in. In terms of leverage, Mayweather has it. As for Conor, fighting Mayweather only adds to his charm. Even if he loses to Floyd (which many would expect), he could say that he went toe-to-toe with the greatest boxer of his generation in his domain. Whether a loss by McGregor would hurt his overall product is yet to be seen.

Fans are invited to take this fight seriously, but the good money says most will just enjoy the ride these two stars will provide. The grandeur that will go on outside of the ring will probably be more exciting than the fight itself. The lead-up, trash-talking and general flamboyance that will be on display will probably put the theatrical bout between Rocky Balboa and "Thunderlips" in Rocky III to shame. Hopefully Floyd and Conor will come close to the intensity Thunderlips and Balboa provided in the ring.

Win, lose, or draw, this is going to be an entertaining experience put on by two show ponies who have pinpoint accuracy with their words, as well as their fists.

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