It is the clash we have wanted for a couple of years. It’s the greatest defensive boxer of all time with a 49-0 record up against the best the UFC has to offer, and you need not miss a minute when watching it on Pay TV, as well as using the available options to follow the key moments live online.
Mayweather vs McGregor TV Preview
The bout being dubbed “The Money Fight” began via trash talk between the pair a while back with McGregor holding a keen interest in boxing despite being number one in the UFC. Mayweather had been stating that he would only come out of retirement to fight McGregor, so the ball was in Conor’s hands. McGregor pounced, the deal was done and the stage is now set for this blockbuster at T Mobile Arena in Paradise, Nevada, on August 27. Mayweather is expected to earn $100 Million from this fight while McGregor will roughly get $75 Million, but exact figures aren’t known due to both men staying silent via a non-disclosure agreement.
Date: Sunday, 27 August
Undercard starts 11.00am (Sydney time)
Location: T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas NV (USA)
With the undercard kicking off at 11.00am (AEST) Sunday morning, the Mayweather vs McGregor battle is expected to begin between 2.30pm and 4.30pm. The Undercard and “Fight of the Century” can only be obtained via Main Event of Australia, where Foxtel customers can purchase the package for in-home viewing up to 48 hours in advance, for $59.95 AUD.
Mayweather v McGregor: Stream the Prelims Live and Free
While the fight itself is historic, the Mayweather v McGregor weigh in promises to be must see TV. The previous occasions these two were in the same room the outcome was especially entertaining, and this time the heat should be really turned up. So while we don’t know what will happen during this encounter, we do know to watch the weigh-in you will need access to the Fox Sports 501 channel, as it won’t be on Free to air TV.
Weigh-in date: Saturday 26 August (AEST)
Live TV time: 8.00am – 9.00am (Sydney time)
Fortunately, Foxtel Now have a 2 weeks free trial and the platform will be streaming Sunday’s preliminary matches (9am – 11am) as well as Saturday’s Weigh in live online via the Fox Sports 501 channel. There’s no-lock in contract, and the trial offers access to all Foxtel Now channel packs.
Preliminary Matches (9am – 11am) on Fox Sports
Shawn Porter (USA, 21-2-1) vs Thomas Dulorme (PRI, 24-2) – welterweight
Juan Heraldez (USA, 12-0) vs Jose Miguel Borrego (MEX, 13-0) – welterweight
Kevin Newman (USA, 7-0-1) vs Antonio Hernandez (USA, 9-1-0) – super middleweight
Savannah Marshall (USA) vs. Amy Coleman (USA) – women’s super middleweight
The Undercard (starting 11am) on Main Event
Super featherweight Gervonta Davis (18-0, 17 KOs,) vs Francisco Fonseca (19-0-1, 13 KOs)
Light heavyweight Nathan Cleverly (30-1-3, 16 KOs) vs Badou Jack (21-1-2, 12 KOs)
Cruiserweight Andrew Tabiti (14-0, 12 KOs) vs Steve Cunningham (29-8-1, 13 KOs)
Floyd Mayweather Jr. Preview
Mayweather is the greatest boxer of the modern era. There can be no dispute of that. A record of 49-0, he has won world titles in five different weight divisions, and in recent times, he has been barely troubled. He even made the second greatest boxer of the modern era, during his historic match verse Manny Pacquiao, look second rate. That is the great thing about his style. He can make others look inept, clumsy and just downright ordinary. The challenge of beating McGregor is one ‘Money’ hasn’t faced in his 21 years in the game. Will he be able to withstand the power and speed that McGregor produces?
Conor McGregor Preview
Some experts are saying this fight is a farce, but if you believe and listen to McGregor, this is the exact opposite. On the recent world tour to promote this fight, the trash talking from McGregor was out of this world, with the best one coming in Toronto when saying to Mayweather “Carrying a school bag on stage, what are you doing with a school bag? You can’t even read!”…yep, when it comes to talking McGregor is the best we have seen of the modern era, and he has backed it up in the UFC, being the only fighter to have two world titles at the same time, and you can witness his antics when streaming Saturday’s weigh-in live via Foxtel Now. Boxing is different, but as we know, when it is one vs one, all it takes is one punch in the right spot and it is game over. His speed and power makes him a very dangerous opponent.