Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor spoke to the media for the final time before their fight on Saturday night in Las Vegas (video above).
The two fighters will weigh-in at 4:30 ET on Friday, August 25 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, NV. They will fight at the light-middleweight limit of 154 lbs.
The fight at the T-Mobile Arena on Saturday start around 8:55 p.m. Showtime’s pay-per-view broadcast begins at 6 p.m. There are three fights on the undercard, highlighted by American and Mayweather protege Gervonta “Tank” Davis(18-0, 17 KOs) defending his lightweight title against Costa Rica’s Francisco Fonseca (19-0-1, 13 KOs).
Another Mayweather protege, Badou Jack (21-1-2), is making his 175-pound debut against light heavyweight champion and two-division titleholder Nathan Cleverly (30-3). Jack vacated his title to move up in weight.
Due to the type of match, Mayweather will enter the bout as a heavy favorite. Mayweather is a five-division world champion and has a 49-0 record. He will be exiting a 23-month retirement at the age of 40 to face McGregor.
McGregor, a 28-year-old southpaw, is the first UFC fighter to simultaneously hold titles in two different divisions and one of the best MMA fighters in the world. He will be making his professional boxing debut against Mayweather, one of the greatest boxers in history.
In Mayweather’s last fight, he defeated Andre Berto in a unanimous decision to tie Rocky Marciano’s undefeated record of 49-0. Mayweather was credited with winning every single round on one of the judges’ scorecards.
McGregor last fought on Nov. 12, 2016, when he defeated Eddie Alvarez three-minutes and four-seconds into the second round and took home the UFC lightweight title.
Tickets for their Aug. 26 boxing match are still available. Ringside seats for the fight are selling for $10,000 and the cheapest tickets are selling for $500. Prices in between the extremes at the 20,000-seat arena will be $1,500, $2,500, $3,500, $5,000 and $7,500.
The fight will be available on Showtime PPV. The price for the pay-per-view will be $99.95 for high definition and $89.95 for standard definition.
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