Everywhere I go, people ask me what I think about the big fight on Aug. 26th between Floyd Mayweather Jr., the pound-for-pound greatest boxer of our generation, and Conor McGregor, MMA’s “notorious” bad boy and No. 1 draw worldwide.
From the week-long press tour, to the verbal sparring from both sides, and the social media frenzy over the past few weeks, there’s no doubt Mayweather-McGregor will set records as one of the most hyped and highly-anticipated fights in decades.
For many, it’s a dream matchup, the sweet science of professional boxing standing toe-to-toe with the pageantry and grittiness of mixed martial arts.
As one of the only combat sports promotions in the world to build successful programs in both boxing and mixed martial arts, we felt it was fitting to be a part of what will be an epic night for fights fans across the globe, so on Aug. 26th, we return to Foxwoods Resort Casino in Mashantucket, Conn., to bring you a night of a live championship boxing followed by the exclusive Pay Per View showing of Mayweather-McGregor.
This is a unique, one-of-a-kind event; nowhere else in the world on Aug. 26th can you enjoy live boxing and Mayweather-McGregor in the same venue on the same night. Every fight fan who purchases a ticket to our live boxing event, featuring reigning World Boxing Council U.S. Welterweight Champion Jimmy Williams defending his title against Bronx, N.Y., vet Issouf Kinda at The Premier Ballroom, receives free entry into the private showing of Mayweather-Mayweather right next door at the Grand Theater.
One ticket, two great events — it’s a can’t-miss opportunity for true fight fans. For just one price — half of what it would cost to purchase this PPV event from home — you get access to live boxing with the best talent in the northeast, the splendor of Foxwoods’ vast array of gaming, four-star restaurants and exclusive retailers, capped by a front-row seat for history in the making with Mayweather-McGregor.
As both CES Boxing and Foxwoods celebrate their 25th anniversaries, it’s only fitting we team up to provide all combat sports’ fans exclusive access to an incredible night of entertainment and boxing.
Foxwoods is your headquarters for the fight of the decade, plus live, hard-hitting action from the region’s top up-and-coming prospects, including undefeated New London, Conn., junior welterweight Cristobal “Bazooka” Marrero; Hartford, Conn., junior middleweight Jose “Rated R” Rivera; and undefeated Hartford cruiserweight “Popeye” Richard Rivera; undefeated Worcester, Mass., lightweight Jamaine Ortiz; plus the Foxwoods debut of 6-foot-4 Sicilian heavyweight Juiseppe Cusumano, who boasts an 11-1 with nine big wins by knockout.
This is the only place to be Aug. 26th. Twenty-five years in both the casino and combat sports business is no small feat and we plan on celebrating in style in 2017, whether it’s by bringing you the best live action in boxing and mixed martial arts, or providing one-stop shopping for true fight fans who demand access to the biggest events across the world.
Tickets for this incredible night of professional boxing are moving fast, so we urge you to get yours today. Prices range from $55, which provides entry to both events, to $325, a true VIP experience with ringside access to our live championship event, plus preferred seating for Mayweather-McGregor.
The whole world will be watching Aug. 26th as boxing and MMA collide in the most talked-about event in years, but only one promotion and only one venue combines live action with spectacle that is Mayweather-McGregor. Join us Aug. 26th for an unforgettable night as we continue to celebrate and set new standards in our 25th anniversary.