Sky Sports Box Office to show Mayweather v McGregor


Sky Sports Box Office will show the hugely anticipated fight between undefeated former world champion boxer Floyd Mayweather and current UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor.

The event sees the two worlds of professional boxing and UFC colliding at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on 26 August, and will be available to Sky customers in the UK on Sky Sports Box Office for £19.95.

Mayweather, who holds a perfect 49-0 fight record and won 12 world titles across five weight divisions, is considered one of the greatest pound for pound fighters boxing has ever seen.

He retired in 2015, having successfully defended his WBC, WBA (Super) and The Ring welterweight titles against Andre Berto.

Mixed martial artist Conor McGregor, the reigning UFC lightweight champion and former UFC Featherweight Champion, has never taken part in a professional boxing match, but switches sports at the peak of his powers and will be determined to cause an upset.

Having begun his UFC career in 2012, McGregor has competed at featherweight, lightweight and welterweight, and became the first UF C fighter to hold two titles at two different weights simultaneously.

On securing the rights to this much-hyped sporting showdown, Adam Smith, Sky Sports commentator and the channel’s head of boxing, said: “This is surely one of the most anticipated and intriguing contests we’ve ever seen on Sky Sports Box Office.

“Can the charismatic Conor McGregor, so formidable in the octagon, make the switch to the ring and create history?

“What will it mean for Mayweather’s legacy – one of the greatest fighters of all time but coming out of retirement and facing a man at the very top of his game? It’s set to be a huge night in Las Vegas – one you won’t want to miss.”

Ahead of the fight, Sky Sports viewers will be able to enjoy a range of support programming across both TV channels and digital platforms, in addition to all the pre-fight build up from behind the scenes.

The fight is another part of a huge year of boxing on Sky Sports Box Office, which has already seen Anthony Joshua crowned the unified heavyweight champion of the world after defeating Wladimir Klitschko at Wembley Stadium.

The cost of the event will be £19.95 across all forms of booking up until midnight Friday 25 August. From then on the cost will still be £19.95 if bookings are made via remote control and online, but will cost £24.95 if booked via phone.

An additional £2 / €2 booking fee will still apply if bookings are made via a telephone agent, while cable customers are advised to contact their operator for booking information.

Non-Sky Sports customers can also watch live by streaming on PC/Desktop/Mac, on the Sky Sports Box Office App for mobile or tablet devices, on a NOW TV box, or watch it at a official Sky Sports venue.

Live coverage will start at midnight, Saturday, 26 August, on Sky Sports Box Office (Sky channel 491) and Sky Sports Box Office HD (Sky channel 492), running through until 7am on Sunday, 27 August.

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