Floyd Mayweather versus UFC star Conor McGregor authoritatively set for Aug. 26 in Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS – Floyd Mayweather Jr. will leave retirement to meet UFC star Conor McGregor in an Aug. 26 bout that will highlight two of the best offering warriors on the planet.

The two contenders both declared the battle Wednesday, following quite a while of theory about whether Mayweather would be baited back to the ring at 40 years old to confront a blended hand to hand fighting warrior who has never had an expert boxing battle.

Oddsmakers promptly made Mayweather a major 11-1 most loved in a battle that will happen in a boxing ring and is represented by boxing rules. It will happen at 154 pounds.

"It's legitimate," Mayweather said on Instagram alongside a video blurb of the two warriors.

"THE FIGHT IS ON," McGregor tweeted a few minutes before, posting a photo of himself alongside one of Mayweather's dad, Floyd Sr.

Mayweather, who resigned in September 2015 in the wake of winning every one of the 49 of his expert battles, will confront the Irish UFC genius at the T-Mobile field on the Las Vegas Strip. He had tweeted a photo of himself fighting as of late to indicate he was at that point preparing for the session.

"This is truly an extraordinary occasion," said Stephen Espinoza, who heads Showtime Sports, which will deal with the compensation per-see. "Truly we haven't seen anything in present day history that looks like it, it's difficult to anticipate what number of offers this will do."

"Similarly as with each Mayweather and McGregor battle some portion of the interest is the exhibition and outsize identities who are partaking in it," Espinoza said.

The compensation per-see income for the occasion would likely gross countless dollars. It comes not as much as a month prior to Gennady Golovkin and Canelo Alvarez meets in an exceptionally foreseen battle Sept. 16 that could match it for pay-per-see purchases.