Mayweather vs McGregor: What time does the fight start tonight and who will win?

Colin McGregor was his usual extravagant self during the weigh in with Floyd Mayweather

There are just hours to go until one of the biggest, most eagerly anticipated boxing matches of all time.

The fight is set to break all pay-per-view records – and after months of trash-talking, a world tour, and last night’s weigh in, Mayweather v McGregor is finally here.

Saturday night will see out-of-retirement best boxer of his generation Floyd Mayweather facing the UFC’s biggest star, Conor McGregor, in Sin City.

The T-Mobile arena in Las Vegas will be packed to the rafters but millions more will be watching the fight via TV around the world.

After a long period of speculation about whether the fight would ever take place,the last few months have featured high levels of animosity on both sides, as the rivalry heats up ahead of fight night.

This will either be a boxing bout for the ages or a cross-code money-spinning abomination, depending on your point of view.

Whichever camp you’re in, here’s all you need to know about the fight between the man with a 49-0 boxing record facing and the Irish fighter who has never taken part in a professional boxing fight.

What date is the fight and at what time?

The fight is happening on Saturday 26 August.

While the times haven’t been announced, it will certainly be a late night or very early start for viewers in the UK, so expect to be up well into Sunday 27 August, and possibly calling in sick on Monday 28.

The main event begins at 4am BST, but the fight itself may start closer to 5am.

Where is the fight taking place?

The bout will be housed in the T-Mobile arena on the Las Vegas Strip in Nevada. The venue has held major fights in the past, including UFC 202, in which McGregor beat Nate Diaz on points.

Source: telegraph

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