Mayweather vs. McGregor international press tour from SSE Arena in London, as boxing legend Floyd Mayweather and UFC superstar Conor McGregor make the final stop on a four-city, three-country press tour to announce their Aug. 26 blockbuster event.
The combat sport superstars went face to face for the final time in their intense and entertaining World Press Tour as they took to the stage at the SSE Wembley Arena.
A full house saw Mayweather and McGregor take more verbal swipes at each other, with the intensity increasing ahead of their big fight in Las Vegas next month.
Mayweather and McGregor faced off for the first time in Los Angeles before heading on to Toronto, New York and London to officially announce their one-of-a-kind matchup taking place on Saturday, Aug. 26 live on Showtime PPV from T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather via a late-night text message from McGregor himself.
It goes back to the late call on negotiations for McGregor’s fight with Eddie Alvarez for the UFC Lighweight Championship, with the deal going into the eleventh hour before Kavanagh was woken up at 2am by The Notorious with a text that simple read “Airport 10am”.
McGregor would go on to defeat Alvarez, who was holding out for more money during the negotiations, at UFC 205 in November to claim the title.
What follows next before the boxing legend and UFC superstar meet Saturday, Aug. 26 on SHOWTIME PPV live from T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas? Forty-three days of grueling preparation, speculation and pundit analysis as the world’s best combat fighters continue their collision course toward an event that has become a global phenomenon.
In front of a capacity crowd at a famed venue that has hosted acts ranging from The Beatles to the Olympic Games, Mayweather and McGregor capped off nearly a week of intense gamesmanship that grew with each tension-filled face off.
“You’re the student and I’m the teacher,” said Mayweather, a once-in-generation talent who has dispatched at least five future Hall of Famers en route to an unblemished 49-0 professional record. “On August 26, I’m going to take you to school
To promote the fight, the two are doing a four-day, four-city, three-country tour, which began Tuesday at Staples Center in Los Angeles. They’ll be in Toronto on Wednesday, Brooklyn on Thursday and London on Friday.
Conor McGregor camp that got involved and his take on the scuffle was certainly memorable.
Of the three press conferences so far, Brooklyn was the worst as both Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather Jr. flagged before squaring off and heading off for their private jets.
The barney came about when Owen Roddy – McGregor’s striking coach – led his team onto the main stage to intercept Mayweather’s ever encroaching posse of minders, assistants
McGregor, an unrivaled figure in mixed martial arts who has transcended his sport to become a must-see attraction, answered, “In six weeks, I’m going to sleep this fool. And when I sleep him, I’m going to bounce his head off the canvas as well.
Then I got the text from him – ‘It’s on. 154. August 26th. Let’s go!’
“It was kind of that simple. I thought maybe Mayweather was maybe playing a game and when he got the contract back from McGregor he thought, ‘Oh, this us for real. I thought this was let’s boost our social media profiles’ or something like that. But it was never that for Conor