Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor: Preview
On August 26, 2017, Floyd Mayweather – the best boxer of his generation – will take on Conor McGregor, arguably the biggest MMA star of all-time, in a boxing match that few outside of the two camps ever thought would actually happen. The fight will take place on August 26 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.
2017: A Great Year for Boxing
After a disappointing 2016 that saw plenty of talk but little action, boxing needed a big bounce back in 2017. There have already been big time fights that have taken place: rising British heavyweight star Anthony Joshua took on Wladimir Klitschko in a Fight of the Year candidate. Gennady Golovkin outlasted Daniel Jacobs in a surprisingly close tilt back in March. And Dallas’ own Errol Spence Jr. made his claim to be the next great American boxer with a statement win over Kell Brook in Special K’s hometown of Sheffield, England in May. Those are just the tip of the iceberg. This year we’ve also seen the rise of Baltimore’s Gervonta “Tank” Davis, another great fight between Carl Frampton and Leo Santa Cruz, and more dominance from Omaha’s Terrence “Bud” Crawford.
Mayweather vs. McGregor Fight Card
There is hope that Mayweather is able to fill the fight card with some exciting talent, in a sort of "hand over the keys to the kingdom" moment. Gervonta Davis is a Mayweather protégé and he’s got a big personality, so he could be a good fit for the show. Badou Jack, another Mayweather fighter, could also make his way to Vegas for this one.
There are plenty of boxers who would dream of being included in the event. Vasyl Lomachenko, who many see as the next pound-for-pound king, and Irish boxing phenom Michael Conlan, who is just 2-0 but captured the bronze at the 2012 Olympics, are friends of McGregor’s and would definitely be a big draw for a fight early in the evening.
Mayweather vs. McGregor Ticket Prices
Tickets for the Mayweather vs. McGregor fight are shaping up to be some of the hottest boxing tickets -- and sports tickets, overall -- in recent history. Tickets will likely start in the high hundreds, if not thousands, of dollars to get into the once-in-a-lifetime event.
As a comparison, tickets to the Mayweather-Pacquiao boxing match in 2015 were the most in-demand for any event SeatGeek has tracked, topping Super Bowls, World Series games, Hamilton in New York, and more. The average resale price for a ticket to Mayweather vs. Pacquiao was $4,672. Mayweather vs. McGregor could very well see similar levels of demand.
Mayweather vs. McGregor Schedule
Mayweather vs. McGregor Fight Time and Date
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