McGregor v Mayweather: Legal complexities behind boxing’s super-fight
In one corner is Conor McGregor, the supremely talented, fiery, trash-talking Irishman and arguably the biggest star in UFC history – and it’s first ever simultaneous two division world champion. In the other corner is the unbeaten (and supposedly recently retired) five-division world champion Floyd Mayweather, one of the greatest boxers of all time.
For months now the two have been exploring the possibility of a boxing match which is very likely to end up being a failed mismatch, but given the profiles and popularity of the fighters involved (and the novelty of the cross code contest), could also be the first USD 1billion fight in history.
While the figures being discussed are eye-watering, there are many legal issues that stand in the way of any potential fight.
Author: Jake Cohen