New York, NY — Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather will come together in an epic boxing match on August 26. The fight is expected to earn the fighters upwards of $180 million dollars, but it is not what the fight would mean if Mayweather loses that has captivated audiences: it’s what the fighters will wear.
Both Mayweather and McGregor have teamed up with clothing manufacturer Dickies, and will wear a male “romper” that will be covered in logo’s and advertisements. This move is expected to generate an additional $10 million per fighter.
Rompers have become the new look for the millennial male. It is a one piece outfit that is similar to a jumper, only without the straps. It has taken Europe by storm. Some designer rompers in Paris are going for 500 euros and they are popular among beach-goers there.
McGregor spoke out against critics of the romper, he told Gish Gallop,
“The romper is inherently Irish, it is not to far removed from the kilt,” said McGregor. “Besides traditional boxing trunks make my arse look big.”
Mayweather has taken a different tone about the romper, simply telling Gish Gallop, “Money.”
Already critics are calling for the fighters to reconsider, with some refusing to watch the fight on pay-per-view and some actually burning their tickets to the big event.