Floyd Mayweather vs Conor McGregor undercard announced

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    Two world title fights will make up part of the undercard for the Floyd Mayweather vs Conor McGregor fight later this month.

    In a WBA light heavyweight title match, Nathan Cleverly will defend his belt against Badou Jack.

    “This is a fight I have wanted ever since Badou Jack moved to light heavyweight and I’m delighted to fight in Vegas on an event like this,” said Cleverly.

    “To be a part of this event and fighting on this card is historic,” Jack said. “Nothing beats it. I’m excited to get back in the ring. I’m getting ready to take that belt, and win a title in my second weight class.”

    That’ll be following by an IBF junior lightweight title matchup with undefeated Gervota Davis challenged by Francisco Fonseca.

    A 10-round cruiserweight fight between Andrew Tabiti and Steve Cunningham will open the pay per view coverage of the undercard ahead of Mayweather vs McGregor.

    “What a night this will be for fight fans,” said Mayweather Promotions CEO Leonard Ellerbe.

    “Not only will they witness a first of its kind main event, but they will also see two incredible world title fights, as Mayweather Promotions’ very own current and former world champions go head-to-head in separate bouts.”

    “Gervonta Davis is nothing short of pure boxing talent with dynamite power. Former super middleweight world champion Badou Jack is making his light heavyweight debut, and looking to take the title away from a tough and experienced Nathan Cleverly. But first, Andrew ‘The Beast’ Tabiti will open the pay-per-view telecast with what I expect to be a magnificent performance.”

    There’ll also be two ten-round fights between Shawn Porter and Thomas Dulorme, and Juan Heraldez and Jose Miguel Borrero on Fox coverage before the pay-per-view begins.

    Josh Elliott
    Josh Elliott

    Josh Elliott may be The Roar's Weekend Editor, but at heart he's just a rusted-on North Melbourne tragic with a penchant for pun headlines - and also abnormal alliteration, assuredly; assuming achievability. He once finished third in a hot chilli pie eating contest. You can follow him on Twitter @JoshElliott_29 and listen to him on The Roar's AFL Podcast.

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    • August 11th 2017 @ 12:59pm
      The Grafter said | August 11th 2017 @ 12:59pm | ! Report

      Thats a very good undercard.

      To be honest, IF I was to watch this card, there would be more interest than the main ‘fight’.

      Roll on the GGG v Alverez in mid September…….

    • Roar Pro

      August 11th 2017 @ 1:00pm
      J.C. said | August 11th 2017 @ 1:00pm | ! Report

      Well its a little bit a of a disappointment that Roy Jones Jr is not facing Anderson Silva in thier match, but oh well still cant complain. Josh how do you see the fight going? I have McGregor in an early ko

      • Roar Guru

        August 16th 2017 @ 11:16am
        BigJ said | August 16th 2017 @ 11:16am | ! Report

        How the hell did you get pro status so easily??? You aint even written any articles??? Do some work ya bum!!!

    • August 12th 2017 @ 2:30pm
      Lroy said | August 12th 2017 @ 2:30pm | ! Report

      Wow, that’s a pretty good card… the quality of the undercard was always going to be what swayed the boxing fans, MMA fans would have signed up regardless, so should be a good few hours of entertainment.

      Shawn Porter was ”the next big thing” a few years ago so will be good to have another look at him as well.

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