Mayweather eyeing Aug. 26, source says


Mayweather Promotions plans to request Aug. 26 from the Nevada State Athletic Commission as the date for the much-anticipated Floyd Mayweather-Conor McGregor bout in Las Vegas, a source with knowledge of the plan said Monday.

A deal for the bout has yet to be finalized.

At the commission meeting scheduled for Wednesday in Las Vegas, Mayweather Promotions was scheduled to formally request Aug. 26 as a date to promote an unspecified boxing event, with Showtime — Mayweather’s broadcast home — as the television entity, but that agenda item has been removed and won’t be brought up at the meeting.

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However, it is not because the fight won’t happen. More likely, it is simply because the deal for the bout has not been finalized. The source said the date is still the one Mayweather and McGregor plan to fight on. Once they have a deal, Mayweather Promotions can ask the commission to add the date request — typically a formality — to a future agenda.

Nevada commission executive director Bob Bennett said Mayweather has yet to apply for a boxing license, and McGregor’s application remains incomplete for the time being.

Information from ESPN’s Brett Okamoto was used in this report.


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