27 August 2017

Mayweather vs McGregor: UK start time, live stream, TV channel, undercard and odds for delayed Las Vegas fight

IT is NEARLY here – Conor McGregor will fight Floyd Mayweather in the richest boxing match in history TONIGHT.

The Notorious and boxing king Mayweather both came in under the 154lbs limit at Friday’s heated weigh-in.


Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor faced off for the final time before their fight at the weigh-in
Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor faced off for the final time before their fight at the weigh-in
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Mayweather, is putting his unblemished 49-0 record on the line, having come out of retirement at the age of 40 for the bout.


Though he holds a boxing licence from the Nevada State Athletics Commission, this will be McGregor’s first pro boxing bout.

UFC star Conor McGregor is set to cross over to boxing to fight Floyd Mayweather
UFC star Conor McGregor will cross over to boxing to fight Floyd Mayweather
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When is Conor McGregor vs Floyd Mayweather?

The long-awaited fight takes place tonight – Saturday, August 26.

As with all the big boxing scraps in Las Vegas, the opening bell was expected to sound between 4am-5am in the early hours of Sunday morning.

The fight was meant to start at 4.15am, but with the undercard running late and US PPV issues the fight will now start closer to 5am.

What TV channel is fight on?

Sky Sports will show the fight on their Box Office channel for £19.95.

They will broadcast it via their pay-per-view service live from Las Vegas.

In the US, on the other hand the sum is far pricier.

It will cost £77.60 ($99.99) to watch on Showtime PPV in America in HD, £69.85 ($89.99) in standard definition.

The blockbuster Vegas fight finally gets underway on Saturday
The blockbuster Vegas fight finally gets underway on Saturday night
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What time does the UK TV coverage begin?

Sky Sports Box Office start their coverage at midnight on Saturday.

Two ex-pugilists will be on the panel for analysis.

Former boxer Carl Froch and ex-UFC ace Dan Hardy will be on punditry duty on Sky.

Anna Woolhouse will be fronting the coverage for Sky Sports.

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How can I live stream the fight?

Sky Sports Box Office now allows you to stream the fight live via a PC/Desktop/MAC, NOW TV box, iPhone, iPad, Android phone or Android tablet for £19,95. Click here for full Sky Sports’ full terms and conditions for the fight.

It makes it very simple for fans as all you have to do is sign up, make the transaction and watch the fight unfold.

Once you’ve paid, you can then select which viewing online/device you want to watch the fight on using the same login details created at sign up (i.e e-mail address and password).

You cannot watch the event through a Sky or Virgin box if purchased to stream online or via the Box Office apps.

Click here to create a Sky Sports account to stream the fight.

Conor McGregor fans sing and dance ahead of massive fight with Floyd Mayweather
Floyd Mayweather will come out of retirement to take on Conor McGregor
Floyd Mayweather will come out of retirement to take on Conor McGregor
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What did the fighters weigh in as?

At Friday night’s weigh in at the T-Mobile Arena, McGregor tipped the scales on 153lbs (10st 13lbs) – a pound under the 154lbs light-middleweight limit.

Mayweather came in far smaller at 149.5lbs – nearly FIVE pounds under the limit.

After he re-hydrates , it is expected McGregor can get right up to 170lbs for fight night.

Who is fighting on the undercard?

Welshman Nathan Cleverly defending his WBA light-heavyweight title against Badou Jack leads the charge.

Fellow Brit Savannah Marshall – the UK’s first ever women’s amateur boxing world champion – will make her pro debut.

Marshall, from Hartlepool, is signed to Mayweather Promotions.

Elsewhere, Mayweather protege Gervonta Davis faces Francisco Fonseca as he bids to maintain his unbeaten record.

Davis won’t be defending his title, however, he failed to make the weight and was stripped of his IBF super-featherweight strap.

This means that only Fonseca will be able to win the belt.

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What is the full undercard for McGregor vs Mayweather?

IBF super featherweight title (only Fonseca can win)
Gervonta Davis (18-0) vs. Francisco Fonseca (19-0-1)
WBA light heavyweight title
Nathan Cleverly (30-3) vs. Badou Jack (21-1-2)
USBA cruiserweight title
Andrew Tabiti (14-0) vs. Steve Cunningham (29-8-1)

Women’s super-middleweight

Savannah Marshall (GBR, debut) vs. Amy Coleman (USA, debut)

Juan Heraldez (USA, 12-0) vs. Jose Miguel Borrego (MEX, 13-0)

Kevin Newman (USA, 7-0-1) vs. Antonio Hernandez (USA, 9-1-0)

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What venue will hold it?

Mayweather Promotions have booked the 20,000 capacity T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas for the fight.

The venue will also host Gennady Golovkin vs Canelo Alvarez the following month on 16 September.

Is it true I can watch the fight in a cinema?

Yes you can.

Vue are screening the fight in cinemas up and down the UK – from Portsmouth to Inverness.

There are a number of tickets available, ranging from seniors to students – as well as the freedom to purchase VIP tickets.

The viewing times on the website say the showing began at 11.45pm on Saturday evening and will go on through to 7.10am on Sunday morning. Click here to book tickets.

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What are the latest odds?

Mayweather to win is just 2/9 at present, with the underdog McGregor 7/2 to pull off the upset. A draw is 40/1.

Follow all the latest fight odds on SunBets.

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