upcoming professional boxing super-fight between undefeated eleven-time five-division professional boxing champion of the world Floyd Mayweather Jr. and the current UFC Lightweight Champion Conor McGregor billed as the money fight is the talk of the town. Obviously (In the United States), the fight will be televised via Showtime pay-per-view. The current record is already held by Floyd Mayweather in his fight against Manny Pacquiao back in 2015.
According to some analysts, this fight could break the 4 million plus PPV buy record that fought held. The fight will take place at the T-Mobile Arena on aug 26, 2017 and the fighters will compete at 154 pounds and wear 10-ounce gloves
Some would argue that this event is bad for the sport of boxing and that the fight is just a massive money grab but the fact remains, this event is on the tip of everyone’s tongues and the whole world will be tuning in to watch what will be a once in a lifetime show.
Tickets are going for insane sums of cash ranging from around $400 to $11,000 and resales could see that price fly rocket high. The PPV price in America has been set to an eye watering $99.95. No official price has been set for the UK but rumours set to price anywhere from £15 to £100 but it isn’t likely to be set too high seeing as the Mayweather v Pacquiao fight was priced at £24.95.
Floyd Mayweather Jr. :
Floyd ‘Money’ Mayweather has one of the most decorated careers in all of boxing history, the 5-weight world champion is still unbeaten in all of his professional boxing career at 49-0, 26 by way of knockout and 24 of his wins were against current or former world champions. Having fought at super featherweight, lightweight, light welterweight, welterweight and light middleweight, Floyd has won 15 world titles. Aside from his achievements in the ring, Mayweather also holds a whole host of records.
He currently holds the biggest pay-per-view record with approximately 4.6 million Americans tuning into the ‘fight of the century’ between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao in 2015. His next two highest pay-per-view viewings in America are 2.4 million and 2.2 million for the fights with Oscar De La Hoya and Canelo Álvarez respectfully.
Here are the top 5 knock outs of Floyd
Conor Anthony McGregor
Over on the over side and representing the entirety of UFC, Conor McGregor has created quite the stir in his own sport McGregor captured the hearts of the world due to his strong trash talking and his even stronger fighting ability to back it up. He can pile up the pressure like nobody else, he has respectable pace and he has insane knockout power with 18 of his 21 wins ending in way of knockout.
His left hand is one of the most talked about things in all of the combat sports with people claiming it’s like bread and butter the way he drives his punches and many predicting that is the way he ends the madly anticipated fight with Floyd Mayweather. McGregor has great ability in that he is able to mix everything up from time to time with great combinations of punches and devastating kicks.
Here are the top 5 knock outs of Conor
A lot of former professionals from both sports and celebrities have voiced their opinions on the fight and who they see winning the fight, proving this to be the most talked about sporting event in the world, right now.
And this would be the best time to recollect the best moments of the previous fight between Mayweather and Pacquiao