Floyd Mayweather vs Conor McGregor weigh-in results: Weights, stats
After many months of speculation, Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor have signed on the dotted line to fight each other on August 26.
The two will meet at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, a venue with a 20,000 capacity, while millions more are likely to be watching around the world.
Mayweather, of course, is no stranger to big fight nights. His bout with Manny Pacquiao in May two years ago smashed box office records, with more than £300million generated in pay-per-view sales alone.
Conor McGregor, too, has been a huge hit during several huge UFC fight nights. Now facing Mayweather, interest is set to be bigger still.
Tickets for the event are going to be incredibly difficult to come by – so here’s a short guide on how you could grab one.
The final hurdle to cross before the superfight on Saturday night was cleared on Friday
LAS VEGAS — After all of the talk and pageantry throughout a wild two-month build to this superfight, former pound-for-pound king Floyd Mayweather and UFC champion Conor McGregor are finally ready to get down to business on Saturday.
Both fighters made weight Friday ahead of their junior middleweight showdown, which is expected to challenge pay-per-view and live gate records for combat sports. You can watch Mayweather-McGregor live on Showtime PPV.
Mayweather (49-0, 26 KOs) weighed in at 149.5 pounds — well under the 154-pound limit — while McGregor, who is making his pro boxing debut, came in at 153 pounds. Mayweather, 40, who returns Saturday from a two-year retirement, further cemented his prediction from days earlier that he would close his career with a knockout.
- “It won’t go the distance, mark my words,” he said.
McGregor (21-3 in MMA), who has held titles in UFC at 145 and 155 pounds, shot down talk from Mayweather that he had trouble cutting weight during fight week.
“[Mayweather] looks like dog shit, you know that,” McGregor said. “He looks blown up, full of water. He’s not going to keep my pace. Trust me on that. That’s the worst shape I’ve ever seen him. He looks blown out, out of shape. I’m going to breeze through him. Trust me on that.
“[Weighing in at] 153, I’m a professional. I make weight. It’s sacrifice, it’s dedication, it’s focus. But I make it, and that’s it. Look at me. I’m in peak physical condition. I put in the work — as everyone can tell.”
While Mayweather will only be a few pounds heavier on Saturday night, McGregor is expected to rehydrate and balloon up as much as 20 pounds before the fight. The UFC champion told Jim Gray as much after stepping off the scale.
“[I’m going to be] a lot bigger. A lot bigger than him,” McGregor said. “I’d say close to 170 [pounds].”
- Reference: CbsSports
When and where is the fight?
- It’s on August 26 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
What is the capacity?
- The venue can hold around 20,000 people.
How can I buy tickets?
- Not with ease, that’s for sure. Firstly, you’ll need to be quick – tickets will sell speedily.
Secondly, you’ll need to be willing to part with thousands of pounds. Tickets in the upper tier – furthest away from the ring – are going for a minimum of £2,000, while those on the floor are up for sale for more than £30,000.
- You can buy tickets here from 6pm on Monday July 24.
How can I watch on TV?
Details of TV channel pay-per-view broadcasts have not been announced yet. Sky Sports (www.skysports.com/boxofficelive) broadcast the Mayweather vs McGregor fight on their Box Office channel – and we’ll shortly find out if it will be them again.
How the odds have changed for the Floyd Mayweather vs Conor McGregor fight
Today (Aug. 26) two men will beat the crap out of each other and a bunch of other (mostly) men will win or lose a lot of money depending on who beat more crap out of whom. But how much they win or lose depends on the betting odds for the fight between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor, which have changed dramatically since they were first recorded.
Mayweather has an inhuman 49-0 record in boxing matches, while McGregor—a mixed martial arts and UFC fighter—has not fought any pure boxing matches professionally. That imbalance has made Mayweather a massive favorite, but since the fight date was announcedin June, the odds have tightened.
Here’s a chart showing how the betting odds have changed over time, with the most recent data coming from this morning:
Mayweather vs McGregor: Preview for Floyd Mayweather’s Las Vegas mega fight with Conor McGregor
Undefeated middleweight world champion Gennady Golovkin has dismissed the high-profile crossover bout between American boxer Floyd Mayweather and Irish mixed martial arts champion Conor McGregor as a “circus show”.
Mayweather, a former multi-weight world champion who retired in 2015 with a 49-0 record, is coming back to face McGregor on Aug. 26, three weeks before Golovkin’s middleweight showdown with Mexican Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez at the same Las Vegas venue.
Floyd Mayweather: 149.5lbs
Conor McGregor: 153lbs
The time draws near…
Kazakhstan’s Golovkin believes the 12-round boxing match between Mayweather and McGregor, a double UFC champion who has never boxed professionally, is nothing more than a business arrangement for both men to rake in millions of dollars.”This is not for fighters, but business,” Golvokin, who has won all 37 of his fights, told reporters of the non-title contest that is expected to draw a huge pay-per-view audience.
“I think people understand what is a true fight, a boxing fight, like mine with Canelo or a big show, maybe sometimes for people a funny show, like a circus show.”Everybody knows. Conor is not a boxer, just a show. If you want to watch a show please watch them, if you want to watch a true fight, a true boxing fight and you respect boxing, watch my fight with Canelo.”
The 35-year-old Golovkin has made 18 consecutive world middleweight title defences, while his 26-year-old opponent has won world titles in two division during a 51-fight career. Alvarez’s sole defeat came against Mayweather in 2013.Last month, Hall of Famer Oscar De La Hoya also termed the Mayweather-McGregor contest a “farce” that should not be allowed to happen.