Floyd Mayweather requests, afterwards retracts Aug. 26 as date for …

The Nevada Athletic Commission has an bulletin object on a Wednesday assembly calendar to cruise a ask by Mayweather Promotions for an Aug. 26 quarrel date during MGM Grand, that lighted speak that a Floyd Mayweather Jr.-Conor McGregor quarrel is imminent.

But usually as news of a request was spreading, a executive executive of a elect pronounced Mayweather Promotions had verbally retracted a date request.

To be clear, Bob Bennett said, that could change again before Wednesday morning’s assembly in Las Vegas.

Deciphering what Mayweather (49-0) will do before one of his fights is strictly announced has prolonged been a wily undertaking. Not usually are his negotiations run by his secretive, absolute manager, Al Haymon, though Mayweather’s whims — that can change by a notation — are also strongly in play.

UFC’s many renouned fighter, McGregor, who in Nov became a organization’s initial coexisting two-division champion.

The Mayweather bulletin object that suggested a quarrel would be televised by Showtime.

Yet, gamesmanship could good be in use here, deliberation Mayweather’s dislike for his 2007 opponent, upholder Oscar De La Hoya, who is entertainment boxing’s many critical quarrel given Mayweather’s 2015 delight over Manny Pacquiao on Sept. 16 between Mexico’s Canelo Alvarez and dominant three-belt middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin during T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

An Aug. 26 date would take some of a rumble — and cache — that De La Hoya would like his hitch to hillside in but foe for attention.


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