Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor will face each other in the welterweight title fight on April 12, according to Mayweather Promotions.
Floyd Mayweather-Robert Guerrero: Mayweather-Hernandez.com, Mayweather Promoters’ Twitter page.
The fight is set for 8 p.m.
ET, and the pay-per-view event is available on Showtime, HBO, ESPN, FOX Sports GO, ESPN Deportes and ESPN3.
“This is going to be one of the best fights ever,” Mayweather said in a press conference on Monday.
“I have my best fans and I have the most amazing fans in this world.
The way we’re doing it, we’re going to do it right.
I am not going to stop until I’m the undisputed king of the world.
I don’t care who it is.”
Mayweather said he wants to prove he is the best at what he does, and Guerrero will be the best to do that.
“He’s got the best heart in the business.
He’s a very humble man.
He wants to be a champion and I want to be the champion,” Mayweather added.
“We’re going for it.
He is going for the belt and I am going for his belt.”
If Mayweather wins, he would become the third fighter to fight for the world title in two different weight classes and the first to do so in the light heavyweight division.
Mayweather, who has been champion since 2007, is currently at 145 pounds, and his fight with McGregor is scheduled for April 12.
The undefeated boxer and McGregor, who is 5-0 in the UFC, have been sparring for a year and a half.
The pair have been training together in Las Vegas and have been talking about the fight since before the fight was announced.
Mayweather has said he plans to fight McGregor once in November, and has even offered McGregor a fight with Mayweather in the first four rounds.
The UFC and Showtime have not commented on the possibility of a fight between the two fighters, but there have been rumors of a McGregor-Mayweather match coming down the road.
“He’s a real fighter.
He has a lot of power and he’s a fighter who knows how to use it,” Mayweather Promotes CEO Leonard Ellerbe told the Associated Press.
“You can’t beat him.
He does a lot more than just boxing.
He knows how a fight should be.
He loves to compete.
He always wants to do things right.
You’ve got to fight him.
We’re talking about a great fight.”