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If it sells 5 million pay-per-views as widely anticipated, the fight could be watched by nearly one in six Americans.
The fight will also be seen by millions more worldwide, with promoters claiming it will be available either online or on a TV screen to more than 1 billion homes in different countries. Each pay-per-view sale means more money in the wallets of both fighters. People are expected to buy the fight in record numbers, with many sharing the cost of the telecast with friends and family they invite over.
Taffet said people will treat it much like a Super Bowl by getting together in larger numbers than usual. But the anecdotal evidence — primarily the chatter on social media — indicates a good likelihood of it smashing the 4.
So the ceiling is pretty high. Bookmakers say it will be the biggest bet fight ever, with an overwhelming number of the early tickets on McGregor to pull an upset.
They step into the ring at Las Vegas' T-Mobile Arena Saturday with question marks surrounding the legitimacy of the fight; one of boxing's all time greats against an amateur and a novice without a professional bout to his name. Despite the apparent mismatch and disparity in boxing talent, the fight continues to generate worldwide interest.
The pound showdown has been long awaited by many fight fans, with Mayweather putting his boxing record against reigning UFC lightweight champion McGregor, 28, who boxed when he was younger but has never done so professionally. Tickets to see the event in person, however, remain available.
But the picture around ticket sales is more confusing. However, earlier this month the Los Angeles Times -- citing officials connected to the public sale of tickets -- said 3, seats were still available for sale, with another 4, tickets available on the secondary market.
StubHub say the average ticket price sold for Mayweather vs. Floyd Mayweather Jr. Nevada boxing regulators on Wednesday gave the two fighters an exemption to a rule requiring ounce gloves for fights at pounds, approving 8-ounce gloves for the Aug.
Representatives of both fighters appeared before the Nevada State Athletic Commission to request the waiver. Commissioners also approved veteran referee Robert Byrd as the third man in the ring for the fight. Commission Chairman Anthony Marnell said he was comfortable with the fighters using smaller gloves, but unhappy that they used the issue to sell the fight on social media.
Under Nevada regulations, ounce gloves are required in fights above pounds and the bout is set for pounds.
They will fight under boxing rules, which will be enforced by Byrd, a veteran of many championship fights. The glove issue took up much of the commission meeting, though in the end all voted in favor of the smaller gloves.
There was also discussion about the padding in the gloves, with both sides agreeing to be bound by Nevada boxing inspectors approving the foam padding. Mayweather has fought 46 of his 49 fights with 8-ounce gloves, including his last six.
It makes it so much more fun.
John Hornewer, an attorney for Mayweather, said the unbeaten boxer would likely not be at the pound limit at the fight weigh-in anyway. The year-old Irishman simulated a round boxing match by dancing around punching bags for roughly 47 minutes, at times looking like an out-of-sync boxer with wide swings that left his guard down, awkward combinations and unnecessary shuffling.
Let him watch, let him try and study, but you cannot prepare for this.
There is nobody in the game that moves like me, that strikes like me and that has the confidence like me. I see a beaten man in his eyes, in his body language, in everything he does.
He will be unconscious. A McGregor representative said his fighter has been about pounds in training camp and would likely enter the ring somewhere around that weight after making the pound limit the day before. The Associated Press contributed to this report. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.