Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor will be in the boxing ring on Saturday, August 26th in Las Vegas, Nevada. Before those two square off in possibly the biggest and richest combat sports event of all-time, they’re going to embark on a four-day, multi-city world tour, with press conferences in Los Angeles, Toronto, New York City, and London.
If you weren’t able to get yourself a free ticket to any of these events, don’t fret! Here’s all the info you need on dates, start times and live streaming capabilities for each presser.
Predictably, it was a high-wattage circus as the fighters, their promoters, broadcast partners and even arena officials all got their time at the mic – but not before pop signer Aloe Blacc got a song in.
“The Money Fight” takes place Aug. 26 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. The event’s main event airs live on pay-per-view for the princely sum of $99.95 in high definition.Floyd Mayweather vs Conor McGregor fight
McGregor (21-3 MMA, 9-1 UFC) fans were loud and boisterous as they booed Mayweather (49-0 boxing) at every turn, while Mayweather energized his fans with a call-and-response on the mic. But in volume, the first win went to the Irish champ.
McGregor (21-3, 18 KOs in MMA) will be making his boxing debut when he faces off with Mayweather (49-0, 26 KOs in boxing) in Las Vegas. The two have done the bulk of their trash talking through social media, which continued last month when the two posted videos of.
The hype is starting to get up there for this one and it will only get higher when Mayweather and McGregor start the smacktalk next week as they meet for the first time, face to face. We can’t wait.
McGregor, after intro speeches from Showtime executive Stephen Espinoza and MGM exec Richard Sturm: “I couldn’t hear anything those mother(expletive) said. Thank those (expletive).”
The bout will be distributed via Showtime pay-per-view. It will be an entirely boxing card. Mayweather Promotions will be the lead promoter.
It is a stunning development given that Mayweather, the greatest boxer of his era, had said he was retired after compiling a 49-0 pro record from 1996 through 2015. But with a fight which could pay each man in excess of $100 million, he reconsidered.
Mayweather is considered the greatest boxer of his generation and among the best of all-time. The fight with McGregor, in addition to paying him in excess of nine figures, will give him the opportunity to improve to 50-0.
McGregor’s first jab at Mayweather: “He’s in a (expletive) track suit. He can’t even afford a suit anymore. He is (expletive). There’s no other way about it – his little legs, his little core, his little head. I’m going to knock him out inside four rounds, mark my word.
Bloody Elbow will have live coverage and articles from all of these pressers, so be sure to check in throughout the week for the latest on Mayweather vs. McGregor.