Sky Sports Box Office to show Mayweather v McGregor fight

31st July 2017

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 commercial Sky customers on Sky Sports Box Office.

Mayweather, who holds a perfect 49-0 fight record, won 15 world titles across five divisions, and 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.

Sky Sports Head of Boxing Adam Smith 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.”

David Rey, Managing Director of Sky Business, said: “We’re excited to bring our customers the ‘fight of the century’, as one of boxing’s most legendary fighters, Floyd Mayweather, takes on the king of UFC Conor McGregor. This fight is simply unmissable, creating a fantastic opportunity for pubs and clubs to pack their venue and generate more money. This unprecedented event is another great addition to the incredible line-up of boxing Sky Sports has to offer pubs and clubs to help them pull in the crowds”.

Ahead of the fight, Sky Sports pub goers will be able to enjoy a range of support programming, 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.

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