Mayweather vs McGregor Fight. The two biggest stars from the world of boxing and MMA, Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Conor McGregor will enter the ring on August 27th to go head-to-head in one of the most hotly anticipated boxing bouts of all time.
Mayweather vs McGregor – Every Things you need to know
Date: Saturday, August 26th, 2017
Time: 9 p.m. ET (Main card)
Live Stream: SHOWTIME PPV
Location: T-Mobile Arena, Nevada, United States
Floyd Mayweather Jr. will be looking to cement his position as the greatest pound-for-pound boxer in history as he comes out of retirement to take on UFC’s most recognised talent and reigning UFC lightweight champion, Conor McGregor. Despite being out of the ring since 2015, Mayweather’s reputation remains untouched, boasting an incredible 49-0 professional boxing record. McGregor, known as one of the most dangerous strikers in MMA, will utilise his fierce and competitive nature in an effort to overcome the undefeated boxing legend.
The fight will take place on the world famous Las Vegas strip in front of a sold out T-Mobile Arena in what is set to be the highest grossing and most talked-about fight of all time.
What date is the fight and at what time?
The fight is happening on Saturday 26 August. While the times haven’t been announced, it will certainly be a late night or very early start for viewers in the UK, so expect to be up well into Sunday 27 August, and possibly calling in sick on Monday 28.
Where is the fight taking place?
Mayweather vs McGregor bout will be housed in the T-Mobile arena on the Las Vegas Strip in Nevada. The venue has held major fights in the past, including UFC 202, in which McGregor beat Nate Diaz on points.
Mayweather vs McGregor PPV Price
Showtime has announced the Mayweather vs McGregor PPV Price. Folks can expect to see the standard version at $89.95 and add $10 more to enjoy the HD features.
The long and tedious negotiation between two sides has been concluded to the done deal. It is confirmed that there will be the knockout for the PPV cash and Showtime.
How can I watch it on TV?
Sky Sports Box Office will show the hugely-anticipated clash for £19.95 in the UK and €24.95 in the Republic of Ireland.
What are the rules of the fight?
The fight will be held under boxing rules, presenting a huge challenge for mixed martial artists McGregor as he faces off against one of the greatest defensive boxers in history.
Adding to McGregor’s challenge, the fighters will be using 10-ounce boxing gloves instead of the smaller UFC gloves and he will not be allowed to use the leg kicks or takedowns that are used in mixed martial arts. McGregor will weigh in at 154 pounds, UFC president Dana White told ESPN.
What are the odds?
Bookies immediately predicted a Mayweather win. William Hill put the veteran fighter at 1/11 favourite.
Oddsmaker Nick Bogdanovich said the odds would be even more lopsided if it wasn’t for the deluge of small bets expected to come in from UFC fans on their fighter.
“Realistically if we were just putting up a number and didn’t have to take bets on it, Floyd would be 1/100,” Bogdanovich said. “But this will be a very, very big betting fight for sure, one of the biggest ever.”