Mayweather vs Conor McGregor: Here’s how it will go down at the upcoming battle
Like you, we can’t also wait for the much-anticipated combat between world class fighters Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor. Reigning UFC Lightweight Champion Conor McGregor and Five-division world champion Mayweather will lock horns on Aug. 26 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, USA.
The mere thought of the fight arouses a feeling of excitement, thrill, and suspense in the minds of the fans of these two big wigs in the combat sports industry.
What do we know?
Mayweather will be coming out of retirement at age 40 to fight McGregor. Mr. Floyd remains undefeated at 49–0 with 26 knockouts. For McGregor, the 29-year-old will be making his professional boxing debut. However, the UFC fighter with no boxing experience holds a 21–3 record in the Octagon.
Furthermore, the fight in question will be contested under boxing rules, with both men wearing 10-ounce gloves for 12 three-minute rounds.
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We’ve got you covered right there. For the record, Mayweather is a -1,200 favourite, according to the Westgate Superbook. McGregor is at +700.
Four Day Tour
Prior to the big day, the pair went on a four-date world press tour. The first day of this tour kicked off in what seemed like a parade. The pair came face to face for the first time in front of 11,000 fans at the Staples Center, in Los Angeles.
The Los Angeles stage saw a very confident and saucy McGregor and a poker-faced Mayweather face tons of fans. The face off in Los Angeles marked the first time that Mayweather and McGregor were on the same stage.
Let us explain; McGregor appeared first to an incredible reception and the packed crowd continued to back the Irishman throughout the press conference. From making fun of his suit to vowing to take him down in four rounds, McGregor undoubtedly had the time of his life on stage amid the countless fans and millions who viewed from home.
I’m going to knock him out in four rounds,
The movement, the power, the ferociousness, he hasn’t seen it before
However, Conor’s ‘rants’ meant nothing to Mayweather who maintained his signature alpha male aura all through.
The face off in Los Angeles was only a first stop of a four-city media tour. There were more parades of insults in Toronto, New York, and London between the two aggressive champs battling for supremacy. The duo clashed in series of press conferences around the globe in preparation for the showdown.
They brought their best trash-talk to:
Los Angeles, USA— Staples Centre, Tuesday, July 11
Toronto, Canada — Budweiser Stage, Wednesday, July 12
New York City, USA — Barclays Centre, Thursday, July 13
London, UK — SSE Wembley Arena, Friday, July 14
Mayweather vs Conor McGregor: The Main Fight
Now to the main business of the day; the fight as earlier mentioned will take place in Las Vegas, USA. Scroll down to get further details of the grand event.
- Date: August 26, 2017
- Venue: T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada
- Weight limit: McGregor and Mayweather will fight at 154 pounds.
- Gloves: Fighters will use 10-ounce gloves
- venue capacity -T-Mobile Arena in Vegas can hold around 20,000 people.
- Undercard: No crossover bouts, boxing only
- Commentary Team: Mauro Ranallo, Al Bernstein, and Paul Malignaggi
- Ringside Reporter: Jim Gray
- Unofficial Scorer: Steve Farhood
- Event Host: Brian Custer
- Ticket Sale Date: July 24, 2017
- Ticket Price Range: $500 – $10,000
Both Floyd and Conor will be tested by US Anti-Doping Agency for performance-enhancing drugs.
Tickets for the Showdown
Here are some websites where you can get tickets for the big fight; viagogo.co.uk, vividseats.com, findticketsfast.com. Ticket prices are expected to skyrocket when the sales go live. It’s only normal, so expect some incredibly outrageous prices to come your way.