Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor: How to watch online, live stream
Here is everything you need to know about how to watch Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor box on August 26th.
Undefeated boxer Floyd Mayweather and UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor are set to clash in the biggest fight in combat sports history. The crossover bout has generated remarkable buzz since the announcement and is expected to challenge the pay-per-view record.
The fight will be aired on Showtime pay-per-view and fans can order the fight in advance already. Showtime has also a website hub to check the availability of the fight on a variety of television providers.
The UFC typically streams their pay-per-view events on UFC Fight Pass and YouTube. Viewers still need to pay for the broadcast, but it’s a wonderful option for cord cutters looking to stream the fights on mobile devices, smart TVs or through apps on Playstation, Roku and Apple TV.
Showtime may offer a stream on YouTube, albeit not for free.
Conor McGregor vs Floyd Mayweather Jr is on!
The worst kept secret in fighting has finally be revealed with the superfight set to take place later this summer.
UFC legend McGregor will take on the unbeaten five division boxing champion Mayweather.
The pair have both confirmed the event will happen on their social media pages – with the Irishmen taking a chance to troll his 40-year-old American rival.
The Dubliner agreed to a deal with UFC president Dana White to allow him to fight Mayweather in a boxing match.
And through his promotions company, Mayweather reserved the summer date with the Nevada Commission.
But when is all the action? How can you watch it? What are all the details?
Here is everything that you need to know…
When will the fight take place?
The date to put in the diary in Saturday, August 26, although the fight will likely start in the early hours of the Sunday morning UK time.
Where will the fight take place?
McGregor and Mayweather will slug it out at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. The venue has a capacity of 20,000 for ring based events.
It has previously seen Canelo Alvarez vs. Amir Khan, Canelo Alvarez vs. Julio Cesar Chavez Jr., Gennady Golovkin vs. Canelo Alvarez, UFCs 200, 202, 207, 209 and 213 take place.
Where can I watch the fight?
If you can’t get your hands, or stump up the cash, for tickets, you’ll be desperate to know how you can watch it.
While Showtime will broadcast the fight live on pay-per-view in the United States, there is likely to be a bidding war between Sky Sports and BT Sport in the UK.
Whichever TV station gets the rights, Sky Go or the BT Sports app will be the places to go to watch the fight on the go.
How much will the fighters earn?
The mega-fight could generate upwards of £500million.
UFC head honcho Dana White expects McGregor to earn around $100m – although the breakdown of that figure has not been broken down.
Mayweather is thought to have negotiated a bigger slice of the profits.
The fight is expected to break all television box office records.
How much are tickets and when do they go on sale?
Ticket details have not yet been released but expect official prices to be between $1,500 and $7,500, which was the fee fight fans paid at face value for the Mayweather vs Manny Pacquiao fight in 2015.
What are the rules?
According to TMZ, the fighters will use 10 ounce gloves in a 12 round boxing fight.
Both McGregor and Mayweather will be tested by USAGA for performing enhancing drugs after the fight.
What weight will they fight at?
They will fight at the light-middleweight limit of 154lb – a weight at which Mayweather beat Oscar De La Hoya in 2007.
McGregor – UFC
22 wins (18 KOs)
Who is on the undercard?
All that has been revealed so far is that there will be an undercard, which will comprise of boxing rather than MMA.
Heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua has previously hinted he wants his next fight to be on the undercard of McGregor vs Mayweather – after he sensationally beat Wladimir Klitschko earlier this year.
That seems unlikely as the Brit has been an exception to his IBF title.