Sky Sports Box Office to air Mayweather vs McGregor

By Nathaniel Dalby - Tue 1st Aug 2017 News

Sky Sports Box Office holds the exclusive rights in the UK.

Sky Sports Box Office will officially air the upcoming Mayweather vs McGregor mega-fight.

Due to take place in Las Vegas on August 26th, the fight will see the unbeaten boxing star go against the UFC Lightweight Champion Conor McGregor.

Sky Sports Box Office will broadcast the fight exclusively on pay-per-view, with viewers able to tune in for £19.95.

The event will see the sports of professional boxing and mixed-martial-arts combine, with their 2 biggest respective stars coming to blows in a full boxing match. 

Floyd Mayweather holds an unbeaten 49-0 record, with the star retiring in 2015 after defending the WBC, WBA and The Ring welterweight titles against Andre Berto.

The prolific boxer has held championships in 5 different weight divisions and is generally regarded as one of the best the sport has ever seen.

Mixed-martial-artist Conor McGregor has made a name for himself by being the first UFC fighter to hold titles in 2 different weight categories at the same time, and is the current UFC Featherweight Champion.

The Irishman has become the UFC’s biggest draw due to his infamous smack-talking before contests and the frequency in which he knocks out opponents.

The fight was previously something that no one thought would come to fruition, but determination from both camps (presumably because of the significant amount of money on the table) means that it will finally take place later this month. 

Whilst the majority of pundits predict a Mayweather win due to his obvious experience in boxing, McGregor himself claims he will beat him within the first 4 rounds.

The pair are reasonably equally matched in terms of height and weight, with age being just about the only advantage McGregor has over Mayweather. 

The event is another addition to a huge year of boxing on Sky Sports Box Office, with Anthony Joshua previously defeating Wladimir Klitschko at Wembley Stadium. 

Source: Sky Sports