It’s been called one of the biggest boxing events in history and you can watch it all here at The Northlands Tavern. The fight, set to be held on August 27th (August 26th for our American counter parts) in Paradise, Nevada. The fight is one that is set to be a defining moment in boxing, as the UFC champion Conor McGregor has challenged the undefeated reigning boxing champion, Floyd Mayweather. It’s bound to be one show down of a fight, but who do you place a bet on? We’ve broken down the history and the fighters below to try and figure out who will come out on top.
The inklings of a showdown fight between the two first came about in 2015, when Conor McGregor stated to Conan O’Brien that he would make the switch to boxing, if he could fight Floyd Mayweather. After two years of trash talking between both parties, on June 14 an agreement was made between the two athletes to fight in Las Vegas on August 26th.
The fight, which is being hyped up as one of the biggest cross sport events ever seen, could pull in up to $500 million in revenue. The fighters themselves are also set to receive a large sum of money each, regardless of who wins and who is defeated. Mayweather is set to receive somewhere around $100million and McGregor will take home $75million. Adding to their already large pool of wealth. Both competitors have the balance of their near perfect careers on the line. But who will come out on top?
Conor McGregor has been fighting professionally since 2008, where he began his career in Mixed Martial Arts. By February 2013, McGregor had been signed to the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). This took his career to the next level. Currently the UFC champion has 21 wins under his belt with only 3 losses and is the current UFC Lightweight Champion. In order to prepare himself for the Mayweather fight, McGregor had to secure a boxing license from the state of Nevada. After making it official and securing the approval to go ahead with the fight, McGregor has been undergoing vigorous training. Including learning the rules of the boxing event and making sure he is in the mind frame to defeat the undefeated.
Floyd Mayweather is arguably one of the best boxers the world has ever seen. Mayweather has been boxing professionally since 1996 where he has defended several titles over the years. Throughout his career Mayweather has had a record most could only dream of, he is currently undefeated with 49 wins to his name. In order to undertake the massive event, Mayweather has come out of retirement, with his last professional boxing match being in 2015. Mayweather has stepped up his vigorous training regime, but has admitted that he isn’t the fighter he used to be. Simply because age is no longer on his side. However, he is still the strong favourite to win!
So, why join us at The Northlands Tavern? Besides the fact we will have nine screens and two 80inch high definition screens, we will provide you with a seat, plus a free drink of your choice. Tickets are only $10 and are available to purchase over the phone, in person or on the door on the day*. What’re you waiting for? Call today on 08 9349 6677.