The pair, who will square off in a boxing match August 26, are making the first stop of their four day, four city — and three country — press tour. The first location is at historic Staples Center in Los Angeles, California.
The press conference will begin at 5 p.m. EDT and can be watched via live stream in the video at the top of the page.
After making the stop at Staples Center, Mayweather and McGregor will travel to Canada to hold a press conference Wednesday in Toronto. After that, they will continue eastward to New York City on Thursday before traveling overseas to hold their last press-tour stop in London on Friday.
The boxing match is seen by many to be the biggest ever, exceeding the Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao blockbuster fight on May 2, 2015.
Mayweather is undefeated in a boxing ring and is widely considered as one of the greatest boxers of all time. He’s won 15 world titles in four different weight classes throughout his career.
McGregor, on the other hand, has never boxed professional in his career. He’s the reigning champion in two divisions in the Ultimate Fighting Championship — lightweight and featherweight. But McGregor took time off from his MMA career due to the birth of his first child. In addition to that, he’s also spent a good portion of 2017 clamoring for a boxing match against Mayweather. The two parties finally came to terms on a deal June 14.
While McGregor’s boxing ability in an octagon is considered his best skill, it will certainly be put to the test against the world’s best. Obviously, McGregor is the massive underdog in the fight.
As of July 7, Mayweather’s odds to win were at (-600) while McGregor sits as a (+400) underdog, according to Odds Shark.
On Monday, the pay-per-view cost of one of the most unique boxing matches in history was set, and it comes with a hefty price tag.
According to USA Today, it will cost $99.95 to order the fight on Showtime Sports in high definition and $89.95 to order in standard definition.
But there’s hardly any doubt that the price won’t dissuade any viewers from purchasing the PPV, and this week’s press tour should go a long way in building the hype for it. Buckle your seat belts, we’re less than two months away.