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Jun
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Mayweather v McGregor Update: Venue / Rounds / Weight / Tickets / Odds / PPV cost / Undercard

Mayweather v McGregor 09/08/2017

As Floyd Mayweather prepares to face UFC star Conor McGregor on August 26 in just over two weeks, here’s what we know so far regarding the money-spinning encounter.

Mayweather at 40 years old will put his 49-0 record and legacy on the line against a fighter who has never fought as a professional boxer.

McGregor makes the transition from MMA as a two-weight title holder and has some experience of boxing from his younger fighting days.

Venue

After initial talks to stage at the MGM Grand, the fight is set to take place at the close-by T-Mobile Arena (also owned by MGM Grand). The event will be Mayweather’s debut at the newly-built facility once an agreement is reached to switch Ice Cube’s BIG3 show already booked for that weekend.

Rounds

Mayweather v McGregor will be fought over 12 rounds.

Weight

The fight is agreed at 154 pounds – Super welterweight.

Title

None of the current sanctioning bodies have backed the contest as yet, with the WBC, WBA and IBO already making their feelings known that the fight should only be an exhibition. 

The Nevada State Athletic Commission have welcomed the fight though, meaning Mayweather will push to 50-0 if successful.

Tickets

Tickets haven’t yet sold out and can be purchased at a hefty price here

Odds 

Mayweather has gone from 1/12 to 1/8 whilst McGregor is 5/1 from 7/1.

Pay-Per-View

Following the huge success of Mayweather’s fight with Manny Pacquiao, the McGregor fight is the same $99.95 in HD on Showtime PPV.

In the UK, Sky Sports Box Office will televise the bout for £19.95.

Undercard

Gervonta Davis v Roman Martinez – IBF World super featherweight title

Shawn Porter v Thomas Dulorme – Welterweight

Nathan Cleverly v Badou Jack – WBA light heavyweight title (rumoured)  

Savannah Marshall v TBA – Super middleweight debut

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