Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather came to terms for a boxing bout in late August at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. In order to promote the super fight between the two best in their respective sports, Showtime has put together a world tour across four cities in three countries.
If you saw McGregor’s world tour with Jose Aldo to build UFC 189, you know fireworks are expected.
“It’s going to be a f–king s–tshow,” White told reporters at Saturday’s UFC 213 post-fight press conference. “You know that. Absolute s–tshow. So, I don’t know. It’s going to be crazy.”
The one difference White identified is the setup, which he predicts will be more in line with boxing press conferences instead of the UFC’s structure.
The Mayweather vs McGregor fight would be considered as one of the most captivating match at the boxing junior middleweight weight limit of 154 pounds. It is interesting to note that McGregor can capture millions of UFC spectators to watch the fight. Thus, it the Mayweather-McGregor fight can command millions of money that could thwart the record-breaking Mayweather-Pacquiao fight two years ago.
The 28-year-old McGregor will temporarily come out from his current status as a UFC fighter to try to beat the undefeated Mayweather in the boxing world. McGregor is currently the holder of two different divisions and one of the most popular MMF fighters. McGregor will be making his first professional boxing appearance against one of the best boxers who loved to fight as long as in the right financial cause.
I’m going to sit there with a mic, and when you ask me a question I will answer it. I’m not going to get up and give any speeches or do anything like that. I think Conor and I will come in, Conor and I will sit down, and we’ll answer questions when asked questions. I think that the rest of the people that are going to come in – I think there’s going to be a lot of people that come in and talk and have speeches.”
All the press conferences will be streamed on Showtime’s YouTube channel. They will be televised live on Fox Sports 2 as well. You can watch each stop below.
While many believe that this fight can attract a lot of money, the fight itself will not bring forth what the people are expecting – an upset. Because the boxing rules will be applied, not MMA, Mayweather has all the advantages in the world to win again. Nothwithstanding the fact that Mayweather is older, he is wise enough not to lose against McGregor.
The Mayweather vs McGregor boxing fight is televised on Showtime in a Pay-Per-View basis. While there’s no amount of what the cost of the figth in PPV, expect it to be around $100. Live streaming of the Mayweather vs McGregor fight is available in Showtime website. We will update you for the exact Mayweather vs McGregor live stream online information in the coming days.
Mayweather-McGregor press conferences this week from Los Angeles (Tuesday), Toronto (Wednesday), New York (Thursday), and London (Friday) on FS2 (IT DOES EXIST!), with replays airing later in the evening on FS1.
Whew. For a fight that’s utterly absurd, the media coverage is going to be quite over the top – and we’re still just under seven weeks away.
I’ll be curious to see just what kind of PPV numbers this ends up drawing, and how much viewership Fox’s coverage of the fight brings them. Given that McGregor, who has done extraordinarily well for Fox when featured, is involved, I don’t think we can begrudge Fox for giving this fight some extra coverage.
A statement on the Staples Center’s official website said: “This will be a star-studded event that will feature a live performance and special guests. We invite all fans to come out and be a part of history and ticket is required to enter.”
Regarded by many as the finest boxer of his generation, Mayweather is duly considered the overwhelming favourite for the Las Vegas fight.
Having said that this is a proper mismatch and it might very well be the case of both fighters are using each others name to promote something else. This looks more like a dream than reality but looking at the money to be made from this potential fight and virtually no threat to Mayweather in terms of challenge since it will be a boxing fight we can not really rule it out.