Mayweather vs McGregor: Sky Sports Box Office to show Floyd Mayweather's Las Vegas fight with Conor McGregor

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Adam Smith and Johnny Nelson share their thoughts on Floyd Mayweather's fight with Conor McGregor which will be shown live on Sky Sports Box Office.

Sky Sports Box Office will show the hugely anticipated fight between undefeated former world champion boxer Floyd Mayweather and current UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor.

The event sees the two worlds of professional boxing and UFC colliding at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on August 26, and will be available to Sky customers on Sky Sports Box Office for £19.95 in the UK and €24.95 for Republic of Ireland.

Mayweather, who holds a perfect 49-0 fight record and won 12 world titles across five weight divisions, is considered one of the greatest pound-for-pound fighters boxing has ever seen. He retired in 2015, having successfully defended his WBC, WBA (Super) and The Ring welterweight titles against Andre Berto.

Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Conor McGregor face off during the Floyd Mayweather Jr. v Conor McGregor World Press Tour event in Brooklyn, New York.
Image: Mayweather's 49-fight unbeaten record is at stake when he faces McGregor

Mixed martial artist McGregor, the reigning UFC lightweight champion and former UFC Featherweight Champion, has never taken part in a professional boxing match, but switches sports at the peak of his powers and will be determined to cause an upset.

Having begun his UFC career in 2012, McGregor has competed at featherweight, lightweight and welterweight, and became the first UFC fighter to hold two titles at two different weights simultaneously.

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Will it be a lovely day for Floyd Mayweather when he takes on Conor McGregor in Las Vegas on August 26?

Sky Sports Head of Boxing Adam Smith said: "This is surely one of the most anticipated and intriguing contests we've ever seen on Sky Sports Box Office.

"Can the charismatic Conor McGregor, so formidable in the octagon, make the switch to the ring and create history? What will it mean for Mayweather's legacy - one of the greatest fighters of all time but coming out of retirement and facing a man at the very top of his game? It's set to be a huge night in Las Vegas - one you won't want to miss."

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Ahead of the fight, Sky Sports viewers will be able to enjoy a range of support programming across both TV channels and digital platforms, in addition to all the pre-fight build up from behind the scenes.

The fight is another part of a huge year of boxing on Sky Sports Box Office, which has already seen Anthony Joshua crowned the unified heavyweight champion of the world after defeating Wladimir Klitschko at Wembley Stadium.

Floyd Mayweather Jr. speaks about the upcoming fight against UFC fighter Conor McGregor during a press call at the Staples Center in  Los Angeles.
Image: Floyd Mayweather is out of retirement on August 26

The cost of the event will be £19.95 / €24.95 across all forms of booking up until midnight Friday 25 August. From then on the cost will still be £19.95 / €24.95 if bookings are made via remote control and online, but will cost £24.95 / €29.95 if booked via the phone. Please note an additional £2 / €2 booking fee still applies if bookings are made via a telephone agent. Cable customers please contact your operator for booking information.

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