Everything you need to know about Mayweather vs McGregor
Where to watch, predictions and undercard details to the biggest card of the year
The time is almost here, the fight everyone believed was just pure fantasy, a fight fans dream, a marketing tactic to keep McGregor in the headlines whilst he awaited the birth of his child – Mayweather vs McGregor will happen tomorrow night!
What time does the fight start?
For fans in the US it’s going to be an evening start, expect the fight to begin around 8pm PT / 11pm ET, if you’re watching in the UK it is going to be a very late night as the time will be around 4 am before the fighters even make their ring walks, for fans of the UFC this is the norm as main events normally start around 5 am UK time, but for the average fan who is tuning into this fight make sure you have a red bull or a jug of coffee to hand as you’re in for a very long night! Or set your alarms for around 3.30am to make sure you miss none of the action.
Where can I watch the fight?
For viewers in the USA, the fight will air on PPV on Showtime PPV at the cost of $89.99 for SD, and $99.99 for HD coverage, Showtime’s coverage starts at around 6pm PT, the event is also available on UFC.TV and viewers who order before 3 pm PT / 6 pm ET can receive a FREE 30-day access to UFC Fight Pass.
In the UK the fight is live and exclusive on Sky Sports Box Office for the cost of £19.99, Sky+ and Sky Q viewers can easily order the event via their remote controls or via Sky’s website, Virgin Media viewers can also order the fight for £19.95 for SD and £20.95 for HD, just head to On Demand on your Virgin Media device, select Live events and follow the on screen instructions. Sky’s coverage begins at 12 midnight.
For those who don’t have either Sky or Virgin then you can stream the event online either via Sky’s own dedicated website, UFC.TV, NOWTV or via the PlayStation Store on PS4.
Fancy a pint whilst watching the event? Well, the event will be shown live throughout many sports bars in the USA, and many UK pubs have extended their licensing hours for this event beware however that many pubs will refuse entry after 2 am so be sure to get in before then.
Who is fighting on the card
Andrew Tabiti will face off against Steve Cunningham for the vacant USBA cruiserweight title, whilst Welshman and current WBA Light-Heavyweight champion Nathan Cleverly will defend his title to Badou Jack.
Who is commentating the event
Showtimes coverage will be provided by regular play-by-play announcer Mauro Ranallo, with Colour Commentary provided by Al Berstein and Paulie Malignaggi, joining them on the announcer’s table will be former UFC fighter and host of the Fighter and the Kid, and Big Brown Breakdown podcasts Brendan Schaub.
Sky Sports coverage will be provided by regulars Adam Smith providing play-by-play and colour commentary provided by Johnny Nelson – joining them for this historic event is former super middleweight champion Carl Froch – Sky have also recruited former UFC fighter and current European Events commentator Dan Hardy, coverage will also be presented by Anna Woolhouse.
Who is backing who?
Ricky Hatton has stated that he’ll be very surprised if McGregor wins a round, let alone the fight. “I hope he does well, I hope he wins, but if I’m being brutally honest I can’t see anything other than a shutout for Mayweather.
Someone who’s shared the Octagon with McGregor and knows how hard he hits, Eddie Alverez has stated that he thinks Conor has a legitimate chance within the first four rounds “I think that Conor can punch, and Conor can put Floyd away, boxing fans believe Conor has never boxed, he can box though and he understands boxing”
Fellow Irishman, PGA champion Rory McIlroy believes that Conor could put Floyd away within the first four rounds stating “if he roughs him up a little bit if he gets in there and he’s sort of awkward and weird, you just never know”
Actor Idris Elba thinks McGregor has a real good chance of winning the fight, “Floyd is a friend, he’s gonna fight his fight. But I think McGregor is gonna topple that, he’s gonna topple his composure, he’s gonna throw some things around that Floyd’s not gonna be used to.”
What are your predictions on this fight? Where will you be watching? Sound off in the comments below.