Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor will be in the boxing ring on Saturday, August 26th in Las Vegas, Nevada. Before those two square off in possibly the biggest and richest combat sports event of all-time, they’re going to embark on a four-day, multi-city world tour, with press conferences in Los Angeles, Toronto, New York City, and London.
Dana White warned us ahead of time … and now it has been confirmed. The pay-per-view (PPV) price for the upcoming super fight between Floyd Mayweather and Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Lightweight champion Conor McGregor — which is scheduled to go down inside T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, on Aug. 26, 2017 — has been revealed.
Boxing legend Mayweather and UFC megastar McGregor will feature in four press conferences across four straight days, in four major cities: Los Angeles, Toronto, New York and, finally, London.
Per the official press release:
Fight day coverage begins Saturday, August 26 on the FOX broadcast network and FOX Deportes at 6:00 PM ET with a one-hour PREFIGHT SHOW. Then, at 7:00 PM ET action moves into the ring with two hours of preliminary boxing bouts live on FOX and FOX Deportes, with the SHOWTIME PPV telecast commencing at 9:00 PM ET. The evening wraps up immediately following the main event with the FS1 and FOX Deportes POSTFIGHT SHOW. Coverage kicks off on Friday, Aug. 25 with the WEIGH-IN SHOW live on FS1 and FOX Deportes at 7:00 PM ET.
Helping build anticipation for the fight, FOX Sports presents the UFC TONIGHT Special: Mayweather vs. McGregor Press Tour live on FS2, with re-airs later each evening on FS1. The World Tour kicks off Tuesday, July 11 (5:30 PM ET) from Los Angeles; followed by Wednesday, July 12 (6:00 PM ET) from Toronto; Thursday, July 13 (7:00 PM ET) in New York; and wraps on Friday, July 14 (2:00 PM ET) from London’s Wembley Arena.
Floyd Mayweather says he can’t pay off his 2015 tax liability until after he gets money from his Aug. 26 fight against Conor McGregor.The boxer filed a Tax Court petition on July 5 that asks the IRS to allow him a reprieve until the fight.”Although the taxpayer has substantial assets, those assets are restricted and primarily illiquid,” the petition said, according to the legal website Law360. “The taxpayer has a significant liquidity event scheduled in about 60 days from which he intends to pay the balance of the 2015 tax liability due and outstanding.”
MAYWEATHER vs MCGREGOR WORLD TOUR FULL PRESS CONFERENCE SCHEDULE (all times AEST)
Los Angeles, USA— Staples Centre, Wednesday July 12 @ 7am, AEST
Toronto, Canada — Budweiser Stage, Thursday July 13 @ 7.30am AEST
New York City, USA — Barclays Centre, Friday July 14 @ 8.30am AEST
London, UK — SSE Wembley Arena, Saturday July 15 @ 4am AEST
L.A. PRESS CONFERENCE LIVE STREAM (Warning: May contain offensive language)
Watch the first press conference live from 7am Wednesday morning AEST.
Here’s how and when you can watch Floyd Mayweather vs Conor McGregor press conferences live:
The press conferences are sure to be a perfect representation of exactly how UFC star McGregor has managed to wrangle a fight with one of the greatest boxers of all time.It begins on Tuesday in Los Angeles at the Staples Center with the folks over at Showtime Sports making all the press conferences available to watch live on their Youtube.The LA presser starts live at 9pm UK time and it promises to be a brilliant opener to the official fight hype.Up until now Mayweather and McGregor have traded verbal blows from afar with the Irishman’s favourite weapon his Twitter and Instagram accounts.But, fans will get the chance to see the combat sports superstars interact (on neutral ground as requested by Mayweather) from Tuesday until Friday.
Ordinary Press Conference:
These are no ordinary press conferences. Fans can attend for free but had to apply for tickets online, with organisers claiming almost 30,000 were given away for the LA and New York events alone.Tickets for Wednesday’s LA press conference are all gone and some are now being resold online for up to $US100 each.The New York event is also sold out while organisers had to switch venues in Toronto from the 3000-capacity Sony Centre to the 16000-capacity Budweister Stage. The London event is tipped to fill the 12,500-seat SSE Wembley Arena.
FLOYD “Money” Mayweather, who has made more than you’ll ever see, needs more.
Mayweather, who has made more than $920 million in the ring, according to Forbes, is asking the IRS if he can wait until after his August 26 mega-fight with Conor McGregor to pay back a 2015 tax liability.The 40-year-old Mayweather essentially has made cash his brand, flaunting paychecks and wads of bills on social media like others do sunsets. But after he showed off a $131m ($100m USD) cheque last November as his purse from the Manny Pacquiao bout, the IRS noticed he hasn’t paid taxes on it — and wants a taste.