The highly anticipated boxing match between the undefeated pound-for-pound kingis finally here. Here's everything you need to know before they face off on Saturday night.
The fight will air on Saturday, August 26, at 9 p.m. ET (6 p.m. PT, 2 a.m. Sunday GMT). It will be broadcast on Showtime pay-per-view live from T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
You can order the event on TV, online and through Showtime's mobile application. The fight will cost you $89.95 for standard definition and $99.95 for high definition. (Showtime is a division of CBS.)
Mayweather (49-0, 26 KOs) is the favorite (-375) over McGregor (+285) who is making his pro-boxing debut, according to Bovada.
Fifty million people are expected to watch the fight Saturday. ESPN projects that it will make $606 million.
On Thursday, MGM and William Hill's Nevada sportsbooks received massive bets on Mayweather, ESPN reports.
At MGM, bettors placed $1 million on Mayweather. The bet would payout $182,000 if he wins. A customer at William Hill's Nevada placed a $1.2 million bet in cash. If Mayweather wins, the customer would win $240,000.
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"Everyone keeps on talking about the 49-0 and 50-0 but the only numbers that count is these numbers," Mayweather said, while making a hand gesture for money, in an interview with CBSN ahead of the fight. "The number that I'm gonna make is f----ing unbelievable."
Meanwhile, McGregor says his lack of experience shouldn't be underestimated.
"I've been lacing up the gloves my entire existence," McGregor said Friday night, according to the Associated Press. "Of course, we will come with a different approach than people are used to, we will paint many pictures inside the ring. It's not going to end well for Floyd. It's not going to end well for all the people who are doubting me and are so convinced that this is what it is."