With just ten days to go before UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor’s pro boxing debut, the Irish superstar is hosting an international media conference call. UFC president Dana White will also be on hand, and I’m sure the recent approval of eight-ounce gloves for McGregor’s fight with Floyd Mayweather will be brought up during the course of the call. Perhaps we’ll even get more Paulie Malignaggi talk after some of the sparring video went public.
You can listen to the Conor McGregor conference call live stream at the top of the page, starting at approximately 5 PM ET/2 PM PT. Alternatively, go here if you prefer to watch it on Youtube.
Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs. Conor McGregor takes place at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada on Saturday, August 26th. The event will be broadcast live on Showtime PPV at 9 PM ET/6 PM PT, with preliminary card action airing on FOX at 7 PM ET/4 PM PT.
Undefeated boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. and UFC champion Conor McGregor are set to face off later this month in a highly anticipated pay-per-view event — and Showtime Networks is already suing in an attempt to keep pirated streams at bay.
Mayweather vs McGregor Fight is rely upon your point of view, either the boxing match of the millennium or a cross-code money-spinning anathema, but what we can tell you with surely is that the fight is swiftly nearing.In this present month, the once retired all time great boxer, who is known as boxing legend, Floyd Mayweather will take on UFC’s biggest star, Superstar Conor McGregor in Las Vegas, Nevada.
The most anticipated fight is going to held on Saturday 26 August. Since the exact times haven’t been announced, it will surely be a late night or very early start for viewers in the United Kingdom, so expect to be up well into Sunday 27 August, and hopefully calling in sick on Monday 28.
The cost of the event will be £19.95 / €24.95 across all forms of booking up until midnight Friday 25 August. From then on the cost will still be £19.95 / €24.95 if bookings are made via remote control and online, but will cost £24.95 / €29.95 if booked via the phone. Please note an additional £2 / €2 booking fee still applies if bookings are made via a telephone agent. Cable customers please contact your operator for booking information.
The two fighters go head to head at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on August 26, and Sky network have declared it will be telecast on Sky Sports Box Office for £19.95 in the United Kingdom and €24.95 in the Republic of Ireland.
It’s going to be the hottest ticket in sport. So far, though, fans aren’t exactly gathering the box office to buy tickets for.
A check through online on Saturday revealed hundreds even, thousands of seats are still available from Ticketmaster. There are so many vacant seats that fans with adequate room left on their credit cards can buy six tickets together in 162 different spots throughout the ring.
The reason might be the cause of the colossal prices set by the promoters.The cheapest original tickets on Ticketmaster have a demand of $3,500. Or maybe crowd are just waiting for the right time to buy the ticket, hoping the price of tickets will go down.
One or the other way, advertiser Leonard Ellerbe isn’t concerned. He says the fight will not only sell out, but will break records for the richest gate.The fight is about 25 days later. But about hundreds even thousands of tickets are still available.
It seems like the Mayweather vs McGregor superfight on 26th August isn’t on the best sale of ticket in town after all. Consecutive weeks of buildup that combined a four stop, three country world press tour, tickets for the boxing viewers went on sale last Monday 24th July.
But buying a few tickets wasn’t as easy as logging onto Ticketmaster.com and believing you could buy something before scalpers capture them all up. To avoid thsi situation, the advertiser used the ‘Ticketmaster Verified Fans’ system, which settled the status of everybody and enrolled them into a raffle draw system where incidental crowds got a code to buy up maximum two tickets.
That looked like a honest way to give the moderate fan a fair shot at buying tickets, but in afterthought all those hoops and the doubt it caused may have driven away a lot of crowd. As of last night, over three thousand seats to the event are still unsold
according to ESPN reporter Darren Rovell.
We have confirmed that there is still a lot of tickets available in all sorts of shots around the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. If anyone got $3500, he can get a seat in the upper decks while cent pinchers may want to acknowledge ‘Verified Resale Tickets’ in the complete worst nosebleed corners of the ring going for $2000. Are you feeling absurd? Tickets for the first pot are still available for a measly $5000 each, unless you want the center court area ,right in front of the ring, then it will cost you $10,000 – $15,000.
The biggest question we have, though, is whether these tickets being available is a flag that perhaps the world isn’t as interested in seeing Floyd Mayweather vs Conor McGregor as the advertisers behind it would have us believe. A lot of digital autograph has been gone laying out just how uncompetitive boxing specialists think this fight will be, and the Manny Pacquiao fight in 2015 absolutely large gathering home how annoying paying big bucks to see Mayweather’s exclusive brand of ‘fighting’ is.
While we await the fight to sell out as the fight date appearing nearer, the paucity of demand weeks out makes it less sure that Floyd Mayweather vs Conor McGregor will destroy the all time PPV record held by Floyd Mayweather vs Manny Pacquiao of 4 million. Don’t cry for all the multi-millionaires putting on the fight, though they’ll quiet end up doing well, even if the show only earns nearly 2 million buys. More Updates
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For the long time, the anticipation of unbeaten PPV legend Mayweather meeting two-weight UFC world champion McGregor looked little more than a line dream. But, now the fight that nobody hoped would ever happen is just a month away.
Consistantly, interest for the fight is completely extraordinay. The bout is hoped to smash PPV, betting and sponsorship records, and is upset to become the most fruitful event in the history of fight sports.
Disregarding of what you think about the gaming merit of the extreme opposing boxer of his breeding fighting a man who has never been ramified in a professional boxing match, there can be no hesitation about that this is the largest event of a generation. So how do you get in there?
Where & When is the Super-Fight?
This Super-Fight will be held on 26th August 2017.
It will turn up at the T-Mobile Arena, a multi-use indoor ring on the Las Vegas Strip in Paradise, Nevada. It manages 20,000 people.
When did tickets go on sale?
Tickets is on sale from 6 pm BST on July 24, Monday.
You will doubtlessly have to stump up the cash to watch on Pay-Per-View(PPV) — or try to assure a mate to attract you around for the evening.
You’re not eager on that idea? We will tive telecast the fight, that you can watch on your tv channel Showtime and many more. Just follow the action round by round and it will be just as good as being there, we guarantee it 100%. For MORE UPDATES
Once again I warmly welcome you to our site to have all kinds of fresh news and updates of Mayweather vs McGregor Fight. Four Promotional world press tour has finished yesterday throughout in London, UK. McGregor said that we have won the verbal war against Mayweather despite charge of racism being made against him. So, let’s have some fresh news and updates of this most desirable fight of McGregor and Mayweather which is going to be held on 26 of August 2017 in Showtime PPV channel.
McGregor said he had won every round of his promotional world press tour alongside Mayweather but the Ultimate Fight Championship (UFC) superstar was once again forced to defend himself against charge of racism.
The claims equialled against McGregor first appear during the opening two legs of the four-date journey through North America and Europe to make publicity for their August 26 heaveweight fight when he told Mayweather “dance for me, boy” – a phrase that has racial meaning.
The verbal war press tour is officially finished. In a matter of four days tour, four cities, and three countries, unbeaten boxing legend Mayweather and UFC lightweight champion McGregor made their rounds to promote their forthcoming fight on Aug. 26 live on Showtime (PPV) from inside T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. The two superstars made blockade throughout the week in Los Angeles , Toronto, New York, and London.
While the Mayweather vs. McGregor World Tour produced sportswear at times, it was chock-full of back-and-forth transfer between two of the best verbal warrior in combat sports today. The gigantic press tour featured on-stage disturbanced, racial
innuendos, flying One dollar bills, unlikely bets, flag grabs and money bags, and a battle between warrior and warrior.
The three-country media tour event in four successive days started Tuesday in Los Angeles, and it then continued in Toronto and New York before finished Friday in London. If you’re into two fighters firing profane salvos at each other at the top of
their lungs, then this world tour was exclusively for you.
No. 1 Press Tour – Los Angeles, Staples Center, July 11
The start at Staples Center was crazy and wild, but in recollection, it wasn’t that crazy and wild related to the rest of the
No. 2 Prss Tour– Toronto, Budweiser Stage, July 12
How was the second tour not the high point of the entire tour? Conor McGregor, following what was widely treated a victory for Floyd Mayweather the day before in L.A., was absolutely on fire. He opened up his turn by calling on the Budweiser Stage crowd to chant “F*ck the Mayweathers!” – which they happily compelled twice. That led right into one of the most unexpected moments, when Conor McGregor came to Showtime executive Stephen Espinoza and went off on him, calling him a “(curse) weasel” over controversy surrounding McGregor’s microphone being cut in L.A. From there, McGregor continued in a classic form.
No. 3 Press Tour – Brooklyn, Barclays Center, July 13
After joining its peak the day before in Toronto, New York is where everything seamed to apart. Yes, Conor McGregor’s clothing featuring a “polar bear coat” – and no shirt, mind you – was a sight to behold. But the two fighters showing up 90 minutes late really seemed to rock the fans at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y. The same old dirty word-laced back-and-forths got stale, too.
No. 4 Press Tour – London, SSE Arena Wembley, July 14
As the last stop of press tour, London probably was always cursed for nothing better than a ordinary show. And that’s what it got. The setup was different with a ring constructed in the center – as opposed to a stage at one end – of SSE Arena Wembley. So seeing Conor Mayweather and Floyd McGregor inside a boxing ring for the first time I guess was kind of cool.
The two fighters have been trading barbs on social media for months as anticipation for a fight that has been hailed by former UFC fighter Brendan Schaub as “the biggest sporting event of our lifetimes” continues to heighten.
The first stop of a world press tour to promote the event was held at Staples Centre in Los Angeles today.
McGRegor made an uncharacteristic move by arriving on stage first. Notorious for being late to UFC press conferences, the Irishman walked boldly on stage in a three-piece suit before posing for photographs. Check out the detail on his pinstripe.
Well, that was … something. Only 47 more days until we can all put this behind us. A parting tip for Showtime ahead of the remaining tour stops: why turn off McGregor’s microphone during Mayweather’s sermon? I’d understand if the trash talk was the side course per usual, but don’t hold out on us when events like today’s are effectively the main course.
. Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor begin their world press tour on Tuesday . The pair share the stage for the first time at the Staples Center in Los Angeles . They’ll then travel Toronto, New York and London for further press conferences . Boxing legend and UFC champion are set to throw down in Las Vegas in August
At any rate, thanks for following along with us and do check back later for Rory Carroll’s full report from the ground in Los Angeles.
“God only made one thing perfect, and that’s my boxing record,” says Mayweather. And then they come together for the traditional staredown. They continue to mouth off at one another and Dana White is ultimately forced to break them up.
MAYWEATHER vs MCGREGOR WORLD TOUR Toronto, Canada — Budweiser Stage, Thursday July 13 — 7.30am AEST New York City, USA — Barclays Centre, Friday July 14 — 8.30am AEST London, UK — SSE Wembley Arena, Saturday July 15 — 4am AEST
MAYWEATHER vs MCGREGOR Los Angeles Press Conference Full Video
Mayweather emerged through the crowd soon after with his entourage, but one Irish fan scored an early point for their man by throwing an Irish flag at the boxing champ.
The two faced off on stage and adopted different approaches. McGregor was playful, talking and moving. Mayweather stayed still and stony-faced as the mind games began.
Unfortunately this was a boxing press conference, so unlike UFC events where president Dana White immediately asks for questions, we were forced to wait for the suits to make long-winded statements. Fittingly, they were booed.
But the crowd exploded as White introduced McGregor — and the two division champ immediately targeted Mayweather’s dress sense.
The fans didn’t have to be convinced. They were already sold.
They roared when McGregor entered the arena and walked on the stage. They booed when Mayweather did the same.
Maybe they weren’t certain of a McGregor victory, but they looked and sounded as if they believed that the charismatic Irishman has a chance. Or perhaps they wanted to believe he has chance. Whatever misguided emotion was in their hearts, it was strong enough to make them ditch work to back their man at a news conference. Similar turnouts are expected later this week at stops in Toronto, New York and London.
Both fighters later spoke to reporters back-stage. Mayweather said he wasn’t bothered by the pro-McGregor crowd. “Popularity has nothing to do with what we have in our bank accounts,” Mayweather said. “I always chose fortune over fame.”
McGregor’s press conference was gatecrashed by Mayweather’s father. “You ain’t ever had a pro-fight in your life … you going to get the f*** beat out of you,” Floyd Sr said.
WHITE: ‘I DON’T WANT TO DO THIS EVERY WEEKEND’
Earlier, UFC president Dana White completed interviews backstage and Aloe Blacc performed for the fans in attendance while they waited for the key participants to arrive.
What are the rules of the fight?
The fight will be held under boxing rules, presenting a huge challenge for mixed martial artists McGregor as he faces off against one of the greatest defensive boxers in history.
Adding to McGregor’s challenge, the fighters will be using 10-ounce boxing gloves instead of the smaller UFC gloves and he will not be allowed to use the leg kicks or takedowns that are used in mixed martial arts.
McGregor will weigh in at 154 pounds, UFC president Dana White told ESPN.
Mayweather confirms this is his last
‘I’m not the same fighter I was 21 years ago or 10 years ago,’ he says. ‘I understand that. But I have that fighter’s mentality.
Training camp is gruelling. I can’t do it anymore. I’m just working hard every day. This has to be my last one.
‘After taking a couple of years off, I was okay, but then we made this fight happen. I know this is it. Deep in my heart, I can’t [go on].’
Floyd Mayweather vs Conor McGregor date Confirmed: megafight in Las Vegas: Aug. 26.. Mayweather Promotions plans to request the date from the Nevada State Athletic Commission for the much-anticipated boxing match between Mayweather, the former longtime pound-for-pound king and heavy favorite who plans to exit a 23-month retirement for the bout, and UFC superstar Conor McGregor, a source with knowledge of the plan told ESPN on Monday.
At the Nevada commission meeting scheduled for Wednesday in Las Vegas, Mayweather Promotions was scheduled to formally request Aug. 26 as a date to promote an unspecified boxing event, with Showtime — Mayweather’s broadcast home — as the television entity, but that agenda item has been removed and won’t be brought up at the meeting.
However, it is not because the fight won’t happen. More likely it is simply because the deal for the Showtime PPV bout has not been finalized yet.
The source said the date is still the one Mayweather and McGregor plan to have their welterweight fight on, likely at T-Mobile Arena. Once they have a deal, Mayweather Promotions can ask the commission to add the date request — typically a formality — to a future agenda.
Las Vegas sportsbooks already are taking thousands of dollars in bets on a Floyd Mayweather-Conor McGregor fight even though the blockbuster bout has not been finalized.
McGregor, the two-division UFC champion, and UFC officials came to an agreement on how their side will split the money generated by what is expected to be a massive pay-per-view event generating hundreds of millions of dollars. Talks are ongoing between WME-IMG, UFC’s ownership group, and Mayweather adviser Al Haymon as they work to finalize the agreement.
“There are negotiations ongoing, but none of us wants to turn this into the circus that the Mayweather-[Manny] Pacquiao negotiations were, so I think it’s best if we keep all the business discussions private until the deal is done,” Showtime Sports executive vice president and general manager Stephen Espinoza told ESPN on Monday night.
The date that had been eyed for Mayweather-McGregor was Sept. 16, but that was taken when Golden Boy Promotions and K2 Promotions finalized their deal for the heavily anticipated Canelo Alvarez-Gennady Golovkin middleweight world championship fight to take place on that date at T-Mobile Arena.
According to multiple sources, one of the reasons Golden Boy made a deal with MGM Resorts International, parent company of T-Mobile Arena and several casinos on the Las Vegas Strip, was because if it had taken the fight to another city (there were several suitors), there was a strong possibility that Mayweather-McGregor would have been on Sept. 16 at T-Mobile and competed head-to-head with Alvarez-Golovkin.
But in making the deal for the fight to be at T-Mobile, sources said, it was stipulated that MGM Resorts International would keep Mayweather-McGregor from infringing on the Alvarez-Golovkin promotional window by assuring that Mayweather-McGregor would not take place within three weeks of the fight. Aug. 26 is three weeks before Alvarez-Golovkin.
The 40-year-old Mayweather (49-0, 26 KOs) has not fought since he easily outpointed Andre Berto in September 2015 to retain his welterweight world title and then retired. But he has been vocal about his desire to exit retirement for only one fight — the big one against McGregor, who very much wants the fight for a payday that would dwarf anything he has made in the octagon.
McGregor (21-3), 28, recently applied for a boxing license in Nevada, though his application has not been completed yet. Mayweather has not yet applied for a Nevada boxing license, which must be renewed annually.
The Mayweather-McGregor fight card is expected to be a boxing-only card, and Mayweather has said he wants two of his company’s top fighters to appear on it, Badou Jack (21-1-2, 12 KOs), a former super middleweight world titleholder who vacated his belt in January to move up to light heavyweight, and junior lightweight world titlist Gervonta Davis (18-0, 17 KOs).