Mayweather vs MacGregor weigh-in: Floyd Mayweather, a.k.a., Money and Conor McGregor, a.k.a. Notorious are about to get into the ring after months of hype and insults. 40-year old Mayweather is the bookmakers’ favourite to win the bout while 29-year old McGregor promises to upset Mayweather fans, if his foul mouth is anything to by. Here are some quick facts you need to know regarding the bout.
How Much did Each Record on the Scale?
McGregor is the bigger of the two pugilists, weighing in 153 pounds while Mayweather recorded 149.5 pounds.
Where and When Will it Take Place?
The fight will be held at the T-Mobile Arena and will take place on Saturday, the 26th of August at 1800hrs PT (2100hrs ET or 0500hrs GMT +3).
How Much Will it Cost to Watch?
Ringside tickets to the Mayweather vs McGregor’s bout cost $107, 750 (that’s about Kshs 11 million in the current exchange rate).
Pay-per-view will cost about $100.
How to Stream
CBS and UFC will allow streaming to computers, tablets, smartphones, smart TVs or streaming boxes.
PlayStation 4 owners will be able to stream the fight directly to their PS4 after purchasing through the store.
What’s at Stake?
This fight is really all about money as there will be no title on the line. Mayweather is set to earn about $200,000 from the bout while MacGregor will bag about $100,000. Nonetheless up for grabs will be a belt made from crocodile skin/leather studded with 24 karat gold, 3,360 diamonds coupled with emeralds and sapphires.
What to Expect from Each Boxer
Mayweather is a master at defense and counter punching. It is safe to expect him to lay back and let McGregor tire himself from aggressiveness then pounce with debilitating punchs. Mayweather will need to watch out for MacGregor’s powerful left hand that has dropped opponents in as little as 13 seconds.
The War of Words
“The fans can’t fight for you. It comes down to the two competitors.”
“Weight doesn’t win fights, fighting wins fights.”
“After 21 years I’ve been hit with everything and I’m still right here.”
“I’ve said it’s not going the distance and you can mark my words.”
“He’s a beaten man. He will not be able to take the ferociousness that I come with.”
“That’s the worst shape I’ve ever seen him. He looks blown out, out of shape. I’m going to breeze through him.”
“I will go forward and put the pressure on and break this old man.”
“I don’t see him lasting two rounds, I feel I will
have the decision to end it inside one.”
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