Mayweather v McGregor to be shown live on Sky Sports Box Office in UK

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former world champion boxer Floyd Mayweather and current UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor on Sky Sports Box Office

Sky Sports Box Office will show the hugely anticipated fight between undefeated former world champion boxer Floyd Mayweather and current UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor.

The event sees the two worlds of professional boxing and UFC colliding at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on 26 August, and will be available to Sky viewers on Sky Sports Box Office for £19.95 in the UK and €24.95 for Republic of Ireland.

“This is surely one of the most anticipated and intriguing contests we’ve ever seen on Sky Sports Box Office,” said Adam Smith, Sky Sports Head of Boxing.

“Can the charismatic Conor McGregor, so formidable in the octagon, make the switch to the ring and create history?

“What will it mean for Mayweather’s legacy – one of the greatest fighters of all time but coming out of retirement and facing a man at the very top of his game?

“It’s set to be a huge night in Las Vegas – one you won’t want to miss.”

Mayweather, who holds a perfect 49-0 fight record and won 12 world titles across five weight divisions, is considered one of the greatest pound for pound fighters boxing has ever seen. He retired in 2015, having successfully defended his WBC, WBA (Super) and The Ring welterweight titles against Andre Berto.

Mixed martial artist Conor McGregor, the reigning UFC lightweight champion and former UFC Featherweight Champion, has never taken part in a professional boxing match, but switches sports at the peak of his powers and will be determined to cause an upset.

Having begun his UFC career in 2012, McGregor has competed at featherweight, lightweight and welterweight, and became the first UF C fighter to hold two titles at two different weights simultaneously.

The cost of the event will be £19.95 / €24.95 across all forms of booking up until midnight Friday 25 August. From then on the cost will still be £19.95 / €24.95 if bookings are made via remote control and online, but will cost £24.95 / €29.95 if booked via the phone.

The event will be shown on Showtime in the States, where MMA and WWE commentator Mauro Ranallo will call the action. American viewers will have to pay £69.85 ($89.99) to watch in standard definition and £77.60 ($99.99) for HD.

Posted on Monday 31 July 2017
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