The year-old took a beating himself during the fight from social media users who were criticizing his outfit. Hug It Out.
The matchup, which will take place at the 20, seat T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, has the potential to be one of if not the top-grossing combat sport cards in history. This has all the characteristics of a great spectacle where people can get together in large numbers and watch together like a Super Bowl party.
When all was said and done, that fight did an astounding 4. It will also be on multiple digital platforms, with CBS and UFC making the fight available on their streaming services for the same price as PPV in a major boost for digital viewership of live sporting events. That means that, over the last four years, Showtime and Floyd will have delivered the three biggest pay-per-views of all time in a very short window.
I do believe that this fight has the potential to set a pay-per-view record.
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Typically there have been five-six people per household watching one of these events. I think this has the potential to draw up to ten people per household for this. Criticism is already being levied at Mayweather-McGregor, with most saying the fight will be incredibly one-sided given the fact that McGregor is going into the fight with no professional boxing experience.
If he goes out and gets beat by perhaps the greatest boxer of our generation, no one will think less of him. All the pressure is on Floyd here. He then defeated Eddie Alvarez via TKO for the lightweight title in November of , becoming the first UFC fighter to hold championships in two weight classes simultaneously.
He was forced to relinquish the featherweight belt shortly after the Alvarez fight due to inactivity in that weight class. He has a professional mixed martial arts record of , with 18 of his victories coming by way of knockout or TKO.
Mayweather comes into the fight with a flawless record with 26 knockouts, having beaten some of the best boxers of this or any generation and captured 11 major boxing championships. He has also fought in five different weight classes during his career, fighting as a super featherweight, lightweight, super lightweight, welterweight, and super welterweight.
Mayweather is the odds-on favorite to win, given that this will be a straight boxing match rather than a MMA or mixed-rules fight.
The tale of the tape is nevertheless compelling. The heaviest weightclass Mayweather has fought in during his career is super welterweight, which tops out at pounds.
McGregor, meanwhile, has fought as heavy as pounds in two fights against Nate Diaz in the UFC, one of which he lost.