Mayweather vs McGregor venue at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas. Finally, a venue has been booked for the much-awaited August 26 Floyd Mayweather vs Conor McGregor bout. When the fight was first announced last month, two venues were flaunted to possibly host it.
The T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas was supposed to host the Big3 basketball league championship game on the same day. However, actor Ice Cube, who owns the league, has agreed to move the final game of the 3-on-3 season. Teams seeing action in the 3-on-3 are manned by former NBA stars– the likes of Allen Iverson and Chauncey Billups.
Instead, the 3-on-3 finals will be held at the MGM Grand Garden Arena to make way for the Floyd Mayweather vs Conor McGregor bout. The Mayweather vs McGregor venue, T-Mobile Arena has a capacity of 20,000.
Mayweather vs McGregor will be fighting at the T-Mobile arena June 10th. pic.twitter.com/rB9c6LfQRl
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It was confirmed by the Big3 last Tuesday that it has reached an agreement with the MGM Resorts, Mayweather Promotions and UFC. The terms of agreement, however, was kept in the dark. Ice Cube, who co-founded the Big3 with Jeff Kwatinetz, reportedly agreed to change venue following a generous offer.
Mayweather vs McGregor venue
TMZ Sports also reported that UFC president Dana White is happy with the development. And, that he is pleased with Big3’s cooperation to make the Mayweather vs McGregor venue the T-Mobile Arena.
Both Mayweather and McGregor are going to visit 4 cities this week to promote the fight which was two years in the making. The entirely boxing card is listed under the Mayweather promotions. Tasked to distribute the match is Showtime pay-per-view.
Mayweather and McGregor will be contesting at the 154 pounds class. The bout will be a standard, 12-round boxing match with 10-ounce gloves. The highly anticipated match will bring Mayweather out of retirement. One of the best pound for pound fighters had called it quits in September 2015 having not lost in any of his 49 fights. Despite that, Mayweather could still not claim the honor of being the GOAT–the greatest of all time, in boxing.
Here's the official poster for Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor which goes down on August 26th at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. pic.twitter.com/uQA6fVkypV
— Chamatkar Sandhu (@SandhuMMA) June 15, 2017
Mayweather did not have an impressive final fight against Andre Berto. Based on PPV estimates, no one cared if it was the last time they will see him fight.
Match to generate half a billion
The Floyd Mayweather vs Connor McGregor is pegged as the most lucrative bout in the history of boxing. It is expected to generate half a billion dollars. Aside from that, it is also seen to break the PPV record of 4.5 million buys in 2015 when Mayweather fought Philippine’s Manny Pacquiao.
And despite costing much, tickets are reportedly selling fast. Nothing is even left of the tickets to the Floyd Mayweather vs Connor McGregor London press conference. The presser is happening at the SSE Arena Wembley on Friday, July 14. The tickets were free and were distributed on Tuesday on a first-come, first-served basis.
Tickets for the Floyd Mayweather vs Conor McGregor are certainly not cheap. The cheapest is pegged at $2,425, while ringside seats were sold for $79,000 a set.
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For those not lucky to get tickets to watch the match at the T-Mobile Arena, they could opt for PPV. However, it won’t be cheap either. To watch the bout on standard definition will cost $89.95 while the high definition is pegged at $99.95.
Mayweather is heavily favored to win the bout. Perhaps because it is an entirely boxing card. And, McGregor for all his Mixed martial Arts experience, is certainly no boxer. McGregor is the reigning UFC lightweight champion and the former UFC featherweight champion.
White has been doing his best to promote the fight by defending McGregor whenever his capabilities in the match is called into question.
While some have labeled it a circus, the Floyd Mayweather vs Conor McGregor will certainly be one for history.