MayMac undercard announced

Thursday, August 10, 2017

When it became clear that UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor really was going to box the greatest boxer of his generation, Floyd Mayweather, there was speculation about the rest of the card. At first, it was hoped that since the audience would draw from both MMA and boxing fans, there would be both MMA and boxing contests. That was nixed, and then the hope was there would at least be some MMA fighter vs. boxer boxing matches. That was nixed.

So it will be straight boxing, between boxers, and this is the best of it.

Main Card (PPV)
•Champion Gervonta Davis (18-0) vs. Francisco Fonseca (19-0-1) for IBF junior lightweight world championship
•Champion Nathan Cleverly (30-3) vs. Badou Jack (21-1-2) for WBA light heavyweight world championship
•Andrew Tabiti(14-0) vs. Steve Cunningham (29-8-1) for vacant USBA cruiserweight title
Undercard (FOX, 7:00 p.m. ET)
•Shawn Porter (27-2-1) vs. Thomas Dulorme (24-2)
•Juan Heraldez (12-0) vs. Jose Miguel Borrego (13-0)

“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.”


“The fans are in for a show. Not only do we have an amazing lineup of fights on our PPV telecast, we have a stacked undercard and plan to give the fans more. More fights, more access. We plan to get the fans’ excitement brewing with matchups like Dulorme vs. Porter and Heraldez vs. Borrego all on network TV. These are some even matchups, and we are happy to have FOX and FOX Deportes on board to showcase this talent ahead of the grand finale that is Mayweather vs. McGregor.”