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Mayweather vs McGregor: Who do you think will win? Vote here

Mayweather vs McGregor: What time does the fight start tomorrow, where is it and who is predicted to win?

26 August 2017, 9:40am
If you don’t have a Sky pay-per-view subscription, chances are you will be trying to watch the Conor McGregor vs Floyd Mayweather on an internet streaming service as the two meet in a boxing ring for the hotly-anticipated bout on Saturday night.

The fight is certain to break all pay-per-view records, as the out-of-retirement best boxer of his generation Floyd Mayweather faces the UFC’s biggest star, Conor McGregor, in Las Vegas’s T-Mobile arena.

Unbeaten: Floyd Mayweather
Unbeaten: Floyd Mayweather
What date is the fight and at what time?

The fight is happening on Saturday 26 August but times haven’t been announced. So if it is a late night fight it will mean it will be at around 5am on Sunday for CET viewers like Malta – the main event begins at 4am. You can also watch the fight at these venues in Malta: Rookie’s and The George in Bugibba, Salisbury Arms in Sliema, Hugo’s Pub in Paceville, Black Gold in Sliema, and Café Rouge in Bormla.

Eden Cinemas are also showing the fight. Doors open at 1.45am, with the show starting at 2am, and the main event estimated to start between 4am and 6am.  The entrance fee will be €15 per person which can be exchanged for drinks and food at the kiosk adding up to that value. Tickets are only available the Eden Cinemas box office (open from 12.30pm – 11.30pm everyday), and seats are limited.

How do I livestream?

The Sky Sports Box Office app allows you to watch the fights live via your PC/Desktop/MAC, NOW TV box, iPhone, iPad, Android phone or Android tablet.

You will have to create an account and pay at at www.skysports.com/boxofficelive.

What are the odds?

Oddschecker.com says that when the fight was formally announced in June, it was generally accepted that the fight would be a complete mismatch between the unbeaten Mayweather and the unproven McGregor, in the boxing ring.

Over the next month until the middle/end of July, McGregor’s odds continued to fall to the point where he could be backed at 4/1 and Mayweather 1/5.

UFC lightweight champion: Conor McGregor
UFC lightweight champion: Conor McGregor
As the press tour came to an end, there was a definite feeling that McGregor could hit hard enough to cause Mayweather problems. Over the last two weeks and leading up to the fight this week, McGregor has even dropped below 3/1 at times with some bookies quoting 13/5 and 11/4. With only one day left until the two fighters get into the ring, support has started to come for the undefeated champion though. As of Friday afternoon, Mayweather has shortened to a best price 2/9 and McGregor back out to above 3/1. He can even be backed at 4/1 in places.

McGregor vs Mayweather

There are clear differences between both fighters. Unbeaten Mayweather, at 40, is known for his impeccable defence, an asset against the mixed martial arts lightweight champion Irishman. Mayweather, a heavyweight, has an ability to evade punishment with skillful movements.

The pair embarked on a four-day tour last month that took in trips to London, Los Angeles, Toronto and New York, to promote the fight.

At the SSE Arena in Wembley, the UFC fighter said: “Four years ago I fought in London at The Forum in front of about 500 people. Now here I am about to quadruple my net worth with one half a fight. Sign me up. No one is going to kick, knee or elbow. And it’s against this little b****.”

Mayweather retired in 2015 with an unblemished 49-0 professional boxing record.

28-year-old McGregor became the first UFC fighter to hold two belts simultaneously when he knocked out Eddie Alvarez in New York last November for the lightweight championship.

What are the rules of the fight?

The fight will be held under boxing rules, which means McGregor will not be allowed to use the leg kicks or takedowns that are used in mixed martial arts.

McGregor will weigh in at 154 pounds, UFC president Dana White told ESPN. 

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