Mayweather vs McGregor: What you can see and read on Sky Sports as we count down the days
Last Updated: 21/08/17 7:50pm
Fight week begins ahead of the unique event that is coming your way on Sky Sports Box Office. The countdown is on, so follow skysports.com/mayweathermcgregor and Sky Sports News as we bring you news and interviews, features and clips to get you in the mood...
Mayweather and McGregor are less than a week away from the fight that has captured everyone's imagination. Few people expect a shock result in the ring, but everybody is waiting to see what happens before the first bell chimes.
Sky Sports News (Channel 409) will be bring you all the latest interviews from sun-soaked 'Sin City'.
Johnny Nelson tells us what he is expecting when McGregor and his huge Irish travelling support hit Vegas. The Panel give us their one-word description of the event and we ask MGM - hosts of the huge fight - to outline how they will stage a spectacular fight week.
The first of our five countdown shows, The Event, sets the ball rolling as we look at just how big the fight has become. The four-stop media tour, their own unique way with words and of course, the lack of love between them, will get you in the mood on Monday.
Grand Arrivals sees the two sporting superstars officially announce themselves to Las Vegas. The global media will be trying to get an interview with them both and the fans will be flocking to get a glimpse. McGregor is the first to arrive around 9.30pm (BST) followed by Mayweather at 10.00pm (BST)
You can follow the Grand Arrivals with our live blog and on Sky Sports News.
Our esteemed Panel tell us which boxer they would put in the UFC cage, with Jamie Moore throwing in a surprise name, while Ashley Theophane, Britain's member of 'The Money Team', reveals what life is like in Mayweather's gym.
Las Vegas is the mecca of boxing, so there is no better place to hold such an unusual and intriguing match-up. In Fight Capital we relive some of the historic fights that live long in the memory and some of the biggest names that have fought there. We will also look at the T-Mobile Arena, the up-to-date venue that takes centre stage these days.
At last Mayweather and McGregor will be face-to-face again at the final Press Conference. A war of words is reignited with both of them looking to land another psychological blow as we count down the days. The pair are expected on stage from 9pm.
Follow it all on our live blog, with pictures, clips and quotes, and stay tuned to Sky Sports News to see exactly what happened.
Our feature looks back at Floyd's last five fights, while the Panel come up with what they'd say to McGregor if he loses, and David Coldwell gives his view on the magnitude of this cross-code clash.
Our third countdown show, The Fans, will show you exactly what we can expect in terms of support. Mayweather has reigned supreme in Las Vegas, but McGregor attracted 10,000 Irish and UFC fans to his last fight. We catch up with some of the ticket holders who have already made the trip.
Mayweather and McGregor dominate the headlines, but there are two world titles fights on the same bill. In the undercard press conference, Welsh world champion Nathan Cleverly will go head to head with Team Mayweather's Badou Jack before their WBA light-heavyweight title fight. Gervonta Davis looks ahead to his IBF super-featherweight title defence and the rest of the busy bill will be hoping to shine on a big stage.
Follow it all on our live blog, with pictures, clips and tweet and stay tuned to Sky Sports News to see exactly what happened.
Mayweather and McGregor are used to living their lives through the lens of a camera and our next show, The Media, will cover the hype and hot topics - from all angles. Carl Froch and Matthew Macklin have boxed in some of the biggest stadiums in the world but this time, they are going to study the fight from outside the ropes.
The pair take to the scales, both needing to be inside the super-welterweight limit of 154lbs. We'll see what shape they are in, and above all, they go head to head, face to face, nose to nose for a final time before fight night. There is likely to be a red-hot atmosphere when the weigh-in starts at 11pm (BST).
Our live stream will bring you the unrivalled Sky Sports News coverage at skysports.com and the Sky Sports App and you can also follow it on our live blog.
Our Panel will tell us what they would say to Mayweather if he lost. We will catch up with Sky Sports expert Froch again, and look back at other fighters' 50th bouts.
The final countdown show, Fight Time, will set the scene ahead of the Saturday night showdown. We analyse the last three days as Mayweather and McGregor take over Las Vegas, resume the verbal warfare, and try to gain the slightest mental edge before they share the ring.