Conor McGregor vs. Floyd Mayweather World Press Tour Announced

Mike Chiari@mikechiariFeatured ColumnistJuly 7, 2017

FILE - In this Sept. 12, 2014, file photo, Floyd Mayweather Jr. poses on the scale during a weigh in for a fight against Marcos Maidana in Las Vegas. Mayweather Jr. said Wednesday, June 14, 2017,  he will come out of retirement to face UFC star Conor McGregor in a boxing match on Aug. 26. Mayweather, who retired in September 2015 after winning all 49 of his pro fights, will face a mixed martial arts fighter who has never been in a scheduled 12-round fight at the MGM Grand arena. The fight will take place in a boxing ring and be governed by boxing rules.  (AP Photo/John Locher, File)
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The schedule for the world press tour leading up to Floyd Mayweather Jr. versus Conor McGregor on Aug. 26 was officially released on Friday.

ESPN's Brett Okamoto tweeted a listing of events:

Brett Okamoto @bokamotoESPN

Official Mayweather, McGregor World Tour info. https://t.co/U5a4MPqPFv

The tour will go from July 11 through July 14 with stops in Los Angeles, Toronto, Brooklyn and London.

While there has been plenty of hoopla surrounding the upcoming superfight, the tour will mark the first time Mayweather and McGregor have come face to face publicly.

Both combatants are known for their physical dominance in their respective crafts, but they are also among the most brash and confident talkers in all of sports.

Mayweather and McGregor are experts at promoting their fights as well, which is precisely what they figure to do during a series of press conferences.

At 49-0, Mayweather is one of the greatest pound-for-pound boxers of all time, but he may have ring rust to contend with, having not fought since 2015.

Although McGregor is the current UFC lightweight champion, his lack of boxing experience figures to put him at a significant disadvantage.

Despite the fact that the fight appears to be a mismatch on paper, the excitement surrounding it is apparent, and both Mayweather and McGregor promise to drum up even more interest on the tour.


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