The battle they said would never happen is unfolding on August 27 and here is everything you need to know. Due to the time difference, it will air on 27 August in Australia and will be watched by millions through the early morning and afternoon. As the two biggest personalities and most respected fighters in their disciplines, the fight has attracted unparalleled attention. So how can you get in on the action?
Mayweather trains in Las Vegas on Aug. Unlike most big-time pugilism spectacles, this fight is not a title bout. MMA allows kicking and wrestling in addition to punching.
The smart money is on Mayweather. The pairing is a sign of how far the sweet science has fallen in American culture.
McGregor, prepping for his fight against Mayweather, receives a post-workout massage on Aug.
And former boxing world champion McCrory, who is a regular columnist for SunSport, is in agreement with those odds, saying he will have to see it with his own eyes to believe it's happening.
McGregor takes a break with his infant son. McGregor on a nighttime shopping outing at a mall in Las Vegas.
In the absence of consequence, venom has filled the vacuum. The fight was announced in mid-June—the Super Bowl matchup, by comparison, is set two weeks before kickoff—and the time since has been a parade of odious self-promotion.
McGregor and Mayweather at workouts for the media in Las Vegas. Even before this production, Mayweather had turned off many fans because of his history of violence against women.
McGregor, 29, has the backstory to play the hero. He skyrocketed to the top of the UFC, earning millions of dollars and global adoration along the way. Despite the unsavory buildup, the bout is likely to be the biggest fight on U.
As the two fighters have settled into their desert training camps, the crowds have thronged along with the publicity machine.
But many will be watching, just in case.
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