Mayweather-McGregor Fight To Be Shown In Movie Theaters

The highly anticipated Mayweather-McGregor fight will now be shown in movie theaters around the U.S. on Aug. 26.

Mayweather is forgoing his retirement for a boxing match against the UFC star has actually never boxed professionally.

The match between the undefeated Mayweather and the Irish UFC champion will cost $99.95 on high-definition pay-per-view TV. The tickets for the fight at Las Vegas’ T-Mobile Arena will vary from $500 to $10,000, but there are not many $500 seats.

In the interim, advanced movie theater tickets for the biggest fight of the year are being sold at $40 per adult. A total list of participating theaters can be found at http://www.fathomevents.com.

The New York Post reports that Fathom Events and Mayweather Promotions announced their partnership of Tuesday.

The New York Daily News reports that Mayweather referenced his fights airing in theaters when discussing the announcement with ESPN Tuesday.

“The buzz that my fight against Conor McGregor is getting has been great already, so what better way to watch this larger than life event than on the big screen? We brought boxing back to movie theaters eight years ago and it was a huge success,” Mayweather told ESPN. “But this event is on a different level and I’m so glad we are giving fans another way to see all the action. Grab your popcorn because this is a fight no one will want to miss.”

 – Contributed by Amaya Starkey

WHUR Contributor


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