Mayweather vs. McGregor Fight information; Who? Where? What? When? Why?
Everything you need to know about Mayweather versus McGregor
Fight Information Summary:
- Fight date: 26th August 2017
- Australian Fight Time: Card starts 11am, Sunday 27th August AEST
- Location: T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, USA
- Weight: 154 pounds (70kg)
10 ounce (283g) gloves8 ounce (227g) – WHY 8oz Gloves?
- Rule set: Boxing
- Prize money: Undisclosed and TBC
- Tickets: On Sale
- Floyd Mayweather Twitter: @FloydMayweather
- Conor McGregor Twitter: TheNotoriousMMA
- Floyd Mayweather Instagram: @FloydMayweather
- Conor McGregor Instagram: @TheNotoriousMMA
- Fight Twitter: @MoneyNotorious
- Fight #Hashtag: #MayMac
Floyd ‘Money’ Mayweather versus Conor ‘The Notorious’ McGregor.
They’re calling it the biggest fight of our lifetime, but they would, wouldn’t they? Experts reckon it’ll be about as competitive as watching a darts player face off with Roger Federer at tennis, yet we’ll still all be tuned-in.
That’s the magic of marketing and my, oh my, do these two know how to market a fight. The actual event may not be for purists, but there is no denying that the build-up is going to magical.
Where is Mayweather McGregor?
It’s a lucky place for McGregor though – his successful rematch against Nate Diaz at UFC 202 was held there. If he’s able to repeat that victory, they may have to name the place the T-McGregor Arena.
After much speculation, it has been decided that the fight will be typical boxing rules. There will be 12 rounds and none of the kicking, or takedowns that are allowed in MMA. That being said, Conor McGregor is an unpredictable guy, so don’t expect him to stick to the plan.
10-ounce boxing gloves 8-ounce boxing gloves will be used, which is still an advantage for Mayweather. McGregor usually fights with the much smaller UFC gloves (4-ounce), so although 8oz gloves have been selected these pads are likely to cushion some of McGregor’s knock-out power.
When is Mayweather McGregor?
It will take place on Saturday 26 August in Las Vegas, but the times haven’t been announced yet. This is 27th August Australian Eastern Standard Time. The late August date gave McGregor 10 weeks to get ready for a fight in a sport that he has never competed professionally in.
Not only that, he is competing against a guy who has 49 victories in this sport and not a single loss. It’s going to be an uphill battle for McGregor, that’s for sure.
Why is #MayMac happening?
The cynic in most of us is probably thinking “money” right now. It’s true, both men will make an absolute wad of cash and neither will ever have to work again after it.
However, there is much more than just money at stake. Mayweather is going for 50-0 in his professional boxing career. That’s never, ever been done before and would put him at the top of the pile when conversations about the greatest ever star.
Meanwhile, McGregor is trying to create history. He did it against Eddie Alvarez in Madison Square Garden when he won his second UFC World Title and he is trying to do it again.
BONUS: The Money
Mayweather’s much-hyped 2015 showdown against Manny Pacquiao — won by the 40-year-old — generated more than $AUD95 million in live gate.
The American reportedly earned approximately $330 million for his victory, and the fight against McGregor is expected to shatter any gate and pay-per-view records.