The wait is over. Tomorrow night, Floyd “Money” Mayweather and “The Notorious” Conor McGregor step into the squared circle in a culmination of two years worth of trash talk and build up. As the two pugilists prepare to throw their first punches, here’s what you need to know to be prepared for the fight.
How To Watch: Showtime PPV and Showtime pay-per-view app
Showtime will have the coverage of the fights beginning at 9 p.m. Eastern Time with the undercard. The undercard features a pair of title fights with Gervonta Davis and Francisco Fonseca fighting for the junior lightweight title and Badou Jack and Nathan Cleverley squaring off at light heavyweight. The final fight is a cruiserweight bout between Andrew Tabiti and Steve Cunningham.
Floyd Mayweather Jr.- 49-0, 26 KOs
Conor McGregor- 21-3, 18 KOs
Mayweather is looking to raise his undefeated record to 50-0, beating the all-time mark set by Rocky Marciano at 49-0. While many are predicting Mayweather to stop this fight via knockout due to McGregor’s inexperience (this is his first professional boxing bout), Floyd hasn’t stopped an opponent since 2011 when he knocked out Victor Ortiz. For McGregor, he does have knockout power, but again, this is his first appearance as a professional in the boxing ring.
Las Vegas has Mayweather as a heavy favorite, as expected. The most recent odds from Bovada Sportsbook have Mayweather pegged as a -450 favorite to McGregor’s +325 underdog. There are plenty of prop bets as well surrounding the fight, some of which are highly entertaining. For example, the question of whether rapper Lil’ Wayne, who will be part of Mayweather’s entourage walking to the ring, will wear a shirt or not carries odds of -230 for Yes and +160 for No. There’s plenty of other fun props like that for you to peruse.
The action begins tomorrow night at 9 p.m. Eastern Time on Showtime PPV.