here are just hours to go until one of the biggest, most eagerly anticipated boxing matches of all time.
The fight is set to break all pay-per-view records – and after months of trash-talking, a world tour, and last night’s weigh in, Mayweather v McGregor is finally Mayweather vs McGregor here.
Saturday night Mayweather vs McGregor will see out-of-retirement best boxer of his generation Floyd Mayweather facing the UFC’s biggest star, Conor McGregor, in Sin City.
After a long period of speculation about whether the fight would ever take place, the last few months have featured high levels of animosity on both sides, as the rivalry heats up ahead of fight night.
This will either be a boxing bout for the ages or a cross-code money-spinning abomination, depending on your point of view.
Whichever camp you’re in, here’s all you need to know about the fight between the man with a 49-0 boxing record facing and the Irish fighter who has never taken part in a professional boxing fight.
What date is the fight and at what time?
1. When Mayweather-McGregor rumors started in May 2016, Canadian online sportsbook SportsInteraction.com opened Mayweather as a -10,000 betting favorite with McGregor coming back at +1,500 underdog odds.
2. SportsInteraction.com also opened a Yes/No prop on whether the fight would actually happen or not in May 2016, setting “Yes” at EVEN money and “No” as a -141 favorite.
3. Once it looked like the matchup would actually happen the fight opened at Mayweather -1,000 at most sportsbooks in Las Vegas and offshore, with McGregor coming back at +700. One-sided action on the underdog has slimmed those prices to Mayweather -440/McGregor +350 as of the week of the fight.