The Monthly Sports Agenda – August 2017

MAYWEATHER V MCGREGOR Not many of us wouldn’t get in the ring with Floyd ‘Money’ Mayweather for a reported $180 million US and loudmouth Irishman Conor McGregor has the chance to make some dubious history. The fight between the undefeated Mayweather and the UFC drawcard is set to break all sorts of commercial records and the American can tick up another win to take him to 50-0 in his professional career. Many pundits see the result as a clear cut victory to Mayweather as his technical abilities will be too much for the cage brawler who will be fighting under boxing’s more ‘civil’ rulebook. Whatever happens in the ring, the sheer peripheral hype that will encompass the event will be ground breaking. KIWI CONTINGENT AT IAAF WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS New Zealand athletics is in the midst of a renaissance and a good handful of athletes are medal chances at the World Champs. London…