Showtime announces it has signed Lovato to sing the U.S. National Anthem ahead of the McGregor-Mayweather fight. Lovato is a regular at UFC fights, and trains in MMA at Jay Glazer’s gym in Los Angeles.
TMZ reports that a long list of celebrities will attend the McGregor-Mayweather fight on August 26, including Angelina Jolie, Drake, Elon Musk, Diddy, Mark Wahlberg, Denzel Washington, Charlize Theron, LL Cool J, Jamie Foxx, LeBron James, Bob Kraft, Rick Ross, Adam Levine, Michael Bay, Avicii, and Jeff Beacher. Others have yet to announce their attendance.
Showtime and Mayweather Promotions announce three bouts for the Aug. 26 boxing event from T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, including a pair of title fights. In a WBA light heavyweight title match, champion Nathan Cleverly will defend his belt against Badou Jack, a former WBC super middleweight champion who is stepping up in weight. Cleverly:
This is a fight I have wanted ever since Badou Jack moved to light heavyweight and I’m delighted to fight in Vegas on an event like this.
To be a part of this event and fighting on this card is historic. Nothing beats it. I’m excited to get back in the ring. I’m getting ready to take that belt, and win a title in my second weight class.
In an IBF junior lightweight title matchup, undefeated Gervonta Davis defends his belt against Costa Rica’s Francisco Fonseca. A 10-round cruiserweight bout, between Chicago’s Andrew Tabiti and Philadelphia’s Steve Cunningham, is also announced.
Sky Sports announces it has beaten BT Sports for the rights to broadcast the McGregor-Mayweather fight on August 26, live on pay-per-view. Ahead of the fight, Sky Sports viewers will be able to enjoy a range of support programming across both TV channels and digital platforms, in addition to all the pre-fight build up from behind the scene. The cost of the event will be £19.95 for UK customers; €24.95 for those in Ireland, 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. An additional £2 / €2 booking fee still applies if bookings are made via a telephone agent. Cable customers are asked to contact their operator for booking information.Sky Sports:
This is surely one of the most anticipated and intriguing contests we’ve ever seen on Sky Sports Box Office. Can the charismatic Conor McGregor, so formidable in the octagon, make the switch to the ring and create history? What will it mean for Mayweather’s legacy – one of the greatest fighters of all time but coming out of retirement and facing a man at the very top of his game? It’s set to be a huge night in Las Vegas – one you won’t want to miss.
In an echo of the McGregor-Mayweather fight, two dwarves are set to fight in Las Vegas’ Hustler Club, on August 5. It’s rumoured that the fight will last a total of 3 rounds and ‘Mini Mayweather’ is currently the favourite as he previously fought Mini Pacquiao.
Fathom Events will present the McGregor-Mayweather fight in selected cinemas in the US live on August 26. While the pay-per-view will cost $99.95 to order at home in high definition, tickets to view the fight in theaters appear to be $40 in most locations. Tickets can be purchased at the website or at theater box offices. Mayweather:
The buzz that my fight against Conor McGregor is getting has been great already, so what better way to watch this larger than life event than on the big screen? We brought boxing back to movie theaters eight years ago and it was a huge success, but this event is on a different level and I’m so glad we are giving fans another way to see all the action. Grab your popcorn because this is a fight no one will want to miss.
Tickets for the McGregor-Mayweather fight go on sale at 6 PM BST (1 pm ET and 10 AM PT) and can be purchased through this link here. In an attempt to stop touts from snapping up multiple tickets, only two seats can be purchased per transaction. The cheapest ticket will cost £385 ($500). Those wanting a front-row seat will have to fork out £7706 ($10,000). Fans who miss out on the initial sale will be able to purchase tickets via licensed third party resale websites.
Alvarez says that he watched all four of the stops on the McGregor-Mayweather world press tour and has booked a front row ticket to the August 26th clash.
I love fights and when they have this much build-up around them. I’m going to the fight – I’ll be there, front row. A buddy, who sold me his house, got me front row seats. We’ll be there.
On McGregor’s chances:
Conor has about three or four rounds to get this done. Within those [first] four rounds, if you don’t think Conor can knock this guy out, you’re an idiot or you just don’t know fighting because it can very well happen.
On his loss to McGregor:
I never really get annoyed with [that UFC 205 loss] myself. I’ve dealt with it, forgave myself for it and I have moved on.
Tickets for the McGregor Mayweather fight will go on sale Monday, July 24 at 1 p.m. ET/10 a.m. PT. To reduce the impact of bots and scalpers, the tickets will be sold through the Ticketmaster Verified Fan program which gives registered fans a unique offer code and link to use when purchasing tickets. Only fans who receive a unique code will have the chance to purchase tickets on a first-come, first-served basis, limited to two tickets per offer code. Registration closes on Thursday, July 20 at 10 p.m. PT. Leonard Ellerbe, CEO of Mayweather Promotions.
It is vital that we provide our fans with a fair opportunity to purchase tickets to this unprecedented event taking place on August 26 between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor. This is a fight derived from the fans and should be available to be enjoyed by fans. It was necessary for us to partner with Ticketmaster Verified Fan for an event at this magnitude to provide everyone with a safe worry-free method to purchase tickets.
McGregor and Mayweather will appear on a livestream from Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY. The show starts 11.30 pm (GMT) 7.30 pm (ET), and 4.30pm (PT).
McGregor and Mayweather will appear on a livestream from Budweiser Stage, Toronto, Canada. The show starts 10.30 pm (GMT) 6.30 pm (ET), and 3.30pm (PT).
Many fans are left frustrated after trying unsuccessfully to get tickets to McGregor-Mayweather London press conference. The event, to be held in the SSE Arena Wembley on Friday, July 14, will be the final day of their world press tour. Tickets, which were free and open to the public from noon on Tuesday, were limited to four per person on a first-come, first-served basis, but they were snapped up in seconds.
Absolutely ruined by bots!! I was there at 11:55 refreshing as soons as they went live none available – #poor
— Pro James (@James_Pr0) July 11, 2017
Showtime announces the price for Pay-Per-View access to watch McGregor fight Mayweather will be $99.95 for high definition, and $89.95 for standard definition. The price is almost the same as the Mayweather-Pacquiao fight.
— Lance Pugmire (@latimespugmire) July 10, 2017
Tickets will be on sale for the McGregor-Mayweather Press Tour event at the SSE Arena at Wembley, London, from June 11 at 12pm (noon). Tickets will be available online at this link. Tickets are free, but limited to a maximum of four per person. The event will take pace on July 14 at 5pm.
Davis confirms he will fight in the co-main event as part of the McGregor-Mayweather bout in August. His opponent has not been named.
I’m the co-main event. It feels great. Just having my hometown back me, Under Armour back me and Floyd Mayweather back me and now I’m on the undercard, it feels amazing….There’s a few names that they’ve [Mayweather Promotions] mentioned. And I believe that both of them will get knocked out.
As for McGregor’s chances against Mayweather:
I believe that Floyd will play with him [McGregor] and then knock him out.
Tour dates and venues are announced for McGregor-Mayweather’s world promotion tour. The tour will appear in Los Angeles’ Staples Center on July 10; Houston’s Toyota Center on July 11; Toronto’s Air Canada Center on July 12; New York’s Barclays Center on July 13; and London, at a venue to be announced, on July 14.
White says the McGregor-Mayweather world media tour will only make one overseas stop, in London, and that a stop in Dublin will not be on the tour. According to reports, Mayweather wanted neutral locations for the world press tour and did not want to deal with the overwhelming crowd of supporters McGregor would get in his native Ireland.
Schwab announces the tour dates and cities for McGregor-Mayweather Heavy Lies The Crown promotional tour. The fighters will appear in Phoenix 7/20, Salt Lake city 7/21, Toronto, Canada 7/27, Milwaukee 7/28, Chicago 7/29, and Detroit 7/30.
— Brendan Schaub (@BrendanSchaub) June 26, 2017
TMZ reports that the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas is already booked for the proposed date for the McGregor-Mayweather fight on August 26 by Ice Cube’s BIG 3 basketball league. BIG3 sources say they have no plans to move — they still have the venue booked and expect to play there on August 26th. McGregor-Mayweather sources say that BIG 3 will be moved to MGM Grand Garden Arena.
Showtime releases the poster for the McGregor Mayweather fight.
Mayweather confirms that he will fight McGregor in an Instagram post.
Mayweather has booked the MGM Grand in Las Vegas for August 26th, for a potential superfight with McGregor. Mayweather has fought at the venue for the final dozen bouts of his career. His promotional company have also reserved the arena on August 25 for a weigh-in. The as yet unannounced fight will be shown on Showtime, Mayweather’s long-time broadcaster of choice.
Abner ‘Skullman’ Lloveras, who was on Team McGregor for the 22nd series of Ultimate Fighter and is quite close with the ‘Notorious,’ claims a date has been set for the Mayweather fight in September. The fight would most likely happen on September 30, so as not to conflict with Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin on September 16:
The big news that I want to tell you is that the fight between McGregor and Mayweather has a date. It will be in September.
A showtime executive says that while they would be willing to wait until next year if they had to, Mayweather and Showtime are targeting an early fall date for the proposed superfight.
I think the date really is a function of how long it takes to get a deal done because the reality is, it took a long time for the UFC and Conor to reach an agreement to allow Conor to participate. Now the real negotiations start which is the Floyd side versus the Conor-UFC side. If that drags on then you’re probably looking at late this year. If it really drags on then you’re looking at early next year. But if people are as motivated as they seem to be – I know how badly Floyd wants it – if we get this wrapped up pretty quickly we could be seeing it early fall. That’s the goal. That’s what we’ve heard from Floyd. Now it’s just getting in a room and seeing if people will be reasonable on the kind of deal that they’re looking for.
Reports surface that the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas has been provisionally booked for June 10th, for a potential McGregor-Mayweather fight.
— FrontRowBrian (@FrontRowBrian) March 12, 2017