Big PPV Fight Mayweather vs McGregor Live , Movie theaters will show streaming of Floyd Mayweather vs Conor McGregor Fight live from Las Vegas on August 26, 2017.
All boxing fan asks how to watch Mayweather vs McGregor live fight and what will be the cost. The most anticipated fight of the century is fast approaching and the question of how to go about watching it is already being asked.
In a clash of two worlds, the boxer Mayweather will test his perfect 49-0 professional record against the mixed martial artist McGregor under the traditional Marquess of Queensberry boxing rules. While McGregor brings two world titles and a 21-3 mixed martial arts record, he has never had a professional boxing match and has limited amateur experience.
“Pretty Boy Floyd” will also be competing to break Rocky Marciano’s record for the most victories in an undefeated career.
Experts and insiders say the event is projected to shatter both revenue and pay-per-view records previously set by Mayweather during his 2015 bout with Manny Pacquiao, which would make Saturday’s event one of the highest-grossing single-night sporting events of all time. (For more local news, click here to sign up for real-time news alerts from Chicago Patch. If you have an iPhone, click here to get the free Patch iPhone app.)
Mayweather vs. McGregor
Mayweather, one of the world’s richest athletes, showers the stage in Brooklyn with money during the Mayweather vs. McGregor press tour. (Mike Lawrie/Getty Images Sport/Getty Images)
While 4.4 million pay-per-view sales were made in 2015, consumers left the fight with lighter wallets and bad tastes in their mouths after Mayweather put on an uneventful defensive clinic.
Here is what you need to know heading into the highly-anticipated bout.
How To Watch
The pay-per-view main fight card kicks off at 8 p.m. Central. There will be four fights on the main card, culminating with the main event between Mayweather and McGregor. There will also be a free undercard on Fox beginning at 6 p.m. Central.
You can purchase the fight for $99.95 in high definition on Showtime pay-per-view by contacting your local participating cable provider. If you have an old TV or don’t mind a lower-quality image, you can save $10 by ordering the fight in standard definition.
The fight is also available for streaming on ShowtimePPV.com, the ShowtimePPV app, UFC.TV, the PlayStation Store or Sling TV.
Tickets to the bout still remain, but a seat in the T-Mobile arena likely will cost you more than a new car. According to StubHub, the cheapest tickets as of Thursday afternoon were available are $1,260 for seats in the upper corner of the arena. The most expensive ringside seats are going for upwards of $100,000.
There will also be plenty of bars and restaurants that will purchase the fight. You can visit the UFC Bars website to see which establishments are showing the fight near you.
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Your local movie theater may also be showing the fight, and a ticket could cost you up to $40. As of Thursday, theaters in Chicago, Evanston, Orland Park, Woodridge, Joliet, Crystal Lake and several other Chicago-area towns were on the list of locations carrying the bout.
Tale of the Tape
The 12-round fight will be contested at 154 pounds, the junior middleweight limit. McGregor and Mayweather will wear 8 oz. gloves after the Nevada State Athletic Commission approved a one-time waiver at the request of Mayweather Promotions.
The commission’s approval runs contrary to its standard policy, which states fights contested above 147 pounds will be fought in 10 oz. gloves. The decision also went against a recommendation from the Association of Ringside Physicians, who cautioned against the move for health and safety reasons.
McGregor, 29, is the younger fighter by a significant margin. He stands five-feet-nine inches tall and has a 74-inch reach. Mayweather, 40, stands five-feet-eight inches tall and has a 72-inch reach.
The heavy-handed UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor works out for members of the media at the UFC Performance Institute on Aug. 11 in Las Vegas prior to his bout with Floyd Mayweather. McGregor is predicting an early knockout victory. (Ethan Miller/Getty Images Sport/Getty Images)
The “Notorious” one predicts he will knock out Mayweather inside of the first four rounds, and the general consensus is that McGregor’s only way to win the fight is by a lucky knockout punch.
Some are confident Mayweather will win by knockout, but most believe he will employ his trademark defensive style en route to an easy unanimous decision victory.
An overwhelming amount of experts are predicting the highly-experienced Mayweather to best the boxing novice McGregor handily Saturday night. However, bettors and fans don’t seem to see it the same way. The Westgate Las Vegas sports book first posted odds indicating Mayweather was a 25 to 1 favorite (-2500 Mayweather vs. +1100 McGregor) back in February, reports ESPN.
Since initial odds were posted, bettors continue to favor McGregor and the line has shifted heavily in the Irishman’s favor.
As of Aug. 23, at approximately 9:30 a.m., Mayweather remains a -400 favorite over the +300 McGregor, making Mayweather a four-to-one favorite.
Image: Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather square off in their second of four stops on the Mayweather vs. McGregor press tour in Toronto, Canada on July 12.