Mayweather-McGregor Tentative Date Lost

The highly anticipated mega-fight – that has yet to have been finalized – will likely be delayed even longer, as the expected date of the fight was lost to Canelo Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin. Dana White, UFC President, had been shooting for the match to take place on September 16th, but that’s out the window now that another big matchup will take place around the same time, if not on the exact same date.

The announcement of the Alvarez-Golovkin fight was made immediately after Alvarez had won by unanimous decision for his match against Julio Cesar Chavez Jr; dominating throughout 12 rounds. Oscar De La Hoya made the announcement that the contract had been signed between Alvarez and Golovkin and the bout would take place in mid-September.

“We just lost our date to Canelo and GGG,” Dana White had said, giving a statement on Saturday night. “But that’s a good fight. I’ll be at that one, too.”

When and if the fight between Mayweather and McGregor ever takes place, it’s rumored that both opponents are preferably looking for the Fall of 2017 to be the time set for the match. At least one obstacle in finalizing a fight was removed from the equation this past week when Conor McGregor’s girlfriend, Dee Delvin, gave birth to their first child named Conor Jr.

McGregor had been awaiting the birth of his son before meeting with Dana White to discuss the details of the match against Mayweather. He also stated that he wouldn’t start any sort of training for a fight until his girlfriend gave birth. Kind of sounds like the plot to Rocky II, doesn’t it? Except, McGregor probably won’t be jumping over railings for an early morning run through Philly as “Gonna Fly Now” triumphantly plays in the background.

If the two sides can agree on a date and the event does end up happening, it will be quite a show for most, seeing as two high-profile stars from two different sports would be going head to head in a way that no one has ever seen before. Mayweather is 49-0, being a five-division champion boxer at age 40, while McGregor is 21-3 as the current UFC lightweight champion at age 28. It will be interesting to see how the differences in age, fighting technique, and sport play out for the two men if the fight does ever take place.

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Sarah Mulroe grew up watching sports with her father. From listening to the radio and hearing Pat Foley shout "He Scores!" as indication of a Blackhawks goal, or to watching Paul Konerko round the bases while Hawk Harrelson proudly proclaimed his signature, "You can put it on the board, yes," after a White Sox homer, it was clear at a young age that it would become one of her passions.

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