With just over a week looming in the wake of one of the worlds most anticipated and publicised fights, we at Top Aus would like to prepare Australian boxing fans and sports bettors for the event. Below is a guide on what to expect when watching the fight, the prelims and the weigh ins, the odds and records. So, get ready because the Mayweather and McGregor clash will soon be underway!
When and Where is the Fight Happening?
The fight will take place on Saturday the 26th of August (for us Aussies that is Sunday, August 27th AEST) at the T-Mobile arena in Las Vegas. The arena’s 20 000 seats have already been booked and sold to excited fans.
Aussies can expect the event to air on Fox Sports at 11am AEST. Depending on the length of the fights before theirs, Mayweather and McGregor will most likely only air at around 2pm.
How Aussies Will Watch the Fight
Australian sports bettors and boxing fans are able to access the fight in numerous ways.
- Foxtel’s pay-per-view channel. Customers are able to order the fight for AU$59.95, on Sunday the 27th of August at 11am AEST.
- Village and Event cinemas partnered with Fox Sports, dotted across Australia will air the main event.
- Select clubs and pubs will also be airing the event.
In addition, Foxsports.com.au will be keeping fans up-to-date with a live blog of the actions that occur throughout the day. This blog will include complete news coverage, reactions and video coverage minutes after the fight has ended.
All of the preliminary fights will be broadcasted live on Fox Sports Channel 501, on Sunday at 9am AEST. The official weigh-in however, will be aired on Saturday morning at 8am.
The Full Card
- Shawn Porter (USA, 21-2-1) vs. Thomas Dulorme (PRI, 24-2) — welterweight
- Juan Heraldez (USA, 12-0) vs. Jose Miguel Borrego (MEX, 13-0) — welterweight
- Kevin Newman (USA, 7-0-1) vs. Antonio Hernandez (USA, 9-1-0) — super middleweight
- Savannah Marshall (USA, debut) vs. Amy Coleman (USA, debut) — women’s super-middleweight.
- Floyd Mayweather Jr (USA, 49-0) v Conor McGregor (IRE, debut) — light middleweight
- Gervonta Davis (USA, 18-0) vs. Francisco Fonseca (CRC, 19-0-1) — IBF super featherweight title
- Nathan Cleverly (GBR, 30-3) vs. Badou Jack (SWE, 21-1-2) — WBA (regular) light heavyweight title
- Andrew Tabiti (USA, 14-0) vs. Steve Cunningham (USA, 29-8-1) — USBA cruiserweight title
Facts About the Champions
Floyd Mayweather Jr.
- 40 years old.
- Born in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
- 173cm tall.
- 183cm reach.
- Nicknamed Money Mayweather.
- He assumes an orthodox stance.
- He has a boxing record of 49-0 with 26 of them resulting in knockouts.
Conor Anthony McGregor
- 29 years old.
- Born in Dublin, Ireland.
- 175cm tall.
- 188 cm reach.
- Nicknamed Mystic Mac or The Notorious.
- He assumes a southpaw stance.
- He holds an MMA record of 21-3, with 18 of them being knockouts.
We at Top Aus are getting very excited as it comes down to the wire. Sports betting stations are going absolutely haywire. Wins and losses are about to be made worldwide after this fight takes place. One thing is for sure, this event is sure to be a spectacular one that will be on the lips of many for years to come.