On Saturday August 26 at the T-Mobile arena in Las Vegas, Nevada one of the biggest sporting events in history will be beamed around the world. The story of the fight itself is almost as interesting as the prospect of one of MMA’s top talents going head-to-head with one of the greatest boxers of all time.
This boxing match started as a social media feud, with all of the ‘experts’ stating that the fight would never actually happen. Yet here we are, with this thrilling fight night just around the corner, and those same experts are now predicting that Conor McGregor has no chance at all.
Although McGregor is quite clearly the underdog, we reckon he has a serious chance of winning. Of course, if he does manage to fell Mayweather, this would be one of the greatest upsets in sporting history. Forget Leicester winning the Premier League; If Conor beats Floyd, everything changes.
The fight starts at midnight on Saturday August 26 on Sky Box Office (channel 491) and Sky Box Office HD (channel 492). Coverage will run through to 7am on Sunday August 27, so get ready to make a proper night of it.
The cost of ordering the fight is £19.95/€24.95 (for ROI customers) up to midnight on Friday August 25. After Friday, this price increases to £26.95/€29.95 (ROI) if you book via your Sky remote or online. If booked by phone, an additional £2 booking fee may apply. Virgin Media customers can order the event through their TiVo boxes for £19.95 in standard definition and £20.95 in High Definition. If you can’t order the fight we’ve broken down the other ways you can watch the fight of the century.