Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor officially kicked off fight week events Tuesday with grand arrivals at the Toshiba Plaza ahead of the SHOWTIME PPV event this Saturday, Aug. 26 taking place at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
“When there’s a fight of this magnitude, it’s all about keeping composure and that’s what I do. I go out there and do my job and let the rest take care of itself. This is huge, the numbers that we’ve been hearing about, they’ve been crazy.
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“McGregor is a tough competitor. He’s undefeated standing up. He’s never lost when striking. I know that I’m in for a tough fight. But there is one thing I do know, this fight is not going the distance. No matter what anyone says, it’s not going the distance.
“This is work. This is my job. My job is to fight and compete against the best guys. You know when your body has had enough and this is it for me. I gave my word already about this being my last fight. Once I gave my word to my children, and once I gave my word to Al, I knew this was it. This is a great event. What better way to go out than with a bang?
“I just go out there and fight. I don’t worry about my record. I’ve been blessed with hands and fast feet and a tremendous mind. It’ll all be on display Saturday night.
“A lot of fighters now only want the money. They don’t want to put in the hard work early in their careers. I took the long route and I’ve been here for a while. I just love the sport and competing against the best guys.
“It’s all about the future and building stars. Mayweather Promotions is the future of sports and entertainment. It’ll be a great display this week.
“I’m doing this for myself and my family but I want to give everyone a great show. Everyone deserves a good show. The Pacquiao fight wasn’t exciting enough. That was on Pacquiao, but I have to give the fans a great show this time.”
“Floyd can talk about whatever he wants to talk about. He can talk any kind of trash he wants, because he’s talking to the new God of boxing.
“I like the move from five to three minute rounds. I feel like I’ve built a solid engine that is going to last me through the rest of my career and help me in the fight. We’ve put in the work. I’ve fought many 12-rounders.
“The Irish are rolling in and whenever we roll in, we take over. It was amazing to see all the Irish fans out today. It’s going to be a great spectacle.
“If people are overlooking my size, power and youth, they shouldn’t be. I’m very confident in those attributes. I believe I’ll knock him out early.
“If you look at the way I fight, I am a fast starter. I come out and bang people right away. With eight ounce gloves, I don’t see him lasting more than one or two rounds.
“I am my own man and I feel I am superior to Floyd. When it comes to Saturday night, he will not be prepared for me.
“I cannot wait to get in the on Saturday night and perform in front of my fans and take my place at the top of this sport.”
Bars That Want To Show The Fight
Joe Hand Promotions, Inc., the nation’s premier TV distributor of Pay-Per-View and closed-circuit events for commercial establishments, announced today that it will be the exclusive distributor throughout the United States of the mega-fight between boxing legend Floyd Mayweather and UFC star Conor McGregor on Saturday, August 26.
The once-in-a-lifetime boxing event will be produced and distributed live by SHOWTIME PPV and delivered to commercial establishments by Joe Hand Promotions beginning at 9 p.m. ET / 6 p.m. PT. Bars, restaurants, and other commercial venues interested in ordering the fight can contact Joe Hand Promotions at 1-800-557-4263 or visit the website at www.JoeHandPromotions.com.
License prices vary based on the fight and are calculated based on the location’s fire occupancy certificate, company president Joe Hand Jr. says.
“A bar and restaurant would call up and if their occupancy certificate says it has 100 seats, it would be times 30 dollars,” Hand Jr. said. “So, it would be $3,000 to license it.”
Topps Chronicles Mayweather-McGregor Bout from Training to Winner
One of the most anticipated fights arrives this Saturday when boxing champ Floyd Mayweather and UFC title holder Conor McGregor face off in the boxing ring – and Topps will chronicle the entire event.
Topps, the exclusive trading card partner of the UFC, has produced a limited edition trading card set featuring the road to the super-fight, which is exclusively available on Topps.com. Each set contains 20 cards showcasing the lead-up to the fight with the out-of-this-world press conferences, intense training sessions and unforgettable moments. The sets ($24.99) are available for just one week and Topps will print only the number of sets purchased.
Topps will also separately issue match preview cards later this week, showcasing images from the weigh-in.
To wrap up the whirlwind affair, a Topps collectible trading card of the winner between Mayweather and McGregor will be released on Monday.
The only place to find these exclusive items is on Topps.com.
Comp Tickets For Weigh Ins
Complimentary tickets for the official Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor weigh-in, presented by Wish Shopping, are available for fight fans ahead of the blockbuster clash taking place Saturday, Aug. 26 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
Tickets for the general public are available now, with a limit of four (4) per person.
Fans can get their tickets on Ticketmaster.com, with a limited number of tickets available for in-person pick-up Box Office on Friday, Aug. 25 at 10 a.m. PT at a limit of four (4) per person.
The Friday festivities will include a Fan Experience event in The Park, an immersive outdoor dining and entertainment district adjacent to T-Mobile Arena, featuring music, photo booth, interactive punching game, merchandise shop, and beverage vendors. The event runs from 10 a.m. PT to 6 p.m. PT and does not require a ticket to the weigh-in.
Doors for the weigh-in will open at 12:00 p.m. PT and will feature musical performances beginning at 1:30 p.m. PT. Mayweather and McGregor will step on the scales at approximately 3 p.m. PT and face off for the final time before fight night.
Singer-songwriter Demi Lovato will sing the National Anthem prior to the Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor main event Saturday night at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. Lovato is a GRAMMY-nominated artist with one of the world’s most powerful voices on-and-off the stage and will be singing the anthem at a boxing event for the first time in her career. With more than 6 billion global single streams and nine platinum and multi-platinum singles to her name, Lovato recently released “Sorry Not Sorry,” which has quickly become one of 2017’s biggest hits.