Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Conor McGregor will have their first press conference at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on July 11 for their highly anticipated fight.
Tickets for the press conference will go on sale Friday at 3 p.m. ET.
Mayweather and McGregor are set to battle Aug. 26 in Paradise, Nevada.
The duo will have a long publicity tour for the bout, including a trip to London for a press conference in Wembley Stadium, per Richard Conway of BBC Sport.
Fans can expect a lot of this type of promotion, with the matchup expected to be one of the biggest boxing events in history. According to Keith Idec of Boxing Scene, Mayweather is expecting to take home at least $100 million in the bout, with McGregor getting at least $75 million.
Mayweather vs. McGregor World Tour, featuring Floyd ‘Money’ Mayweather and ‘The Notorious’ Conor McGregor, a multi-city press tour for their highly anticipated fight on August 26th in Las Vegas, NV and live on Showtime PPV. For more information visit: www.mayweatherpromotions.com,” read the description on AXS.com, where tickets are available, beginning Friday at Noon PT / 3 p.m. ET.
“Promoted by Mayweather Promotions, this event is complimentary and open to the public for fans to see the first-ever face-to-face meeting between Mayweather and McGregor. This will be a star-studded event that will feature a live performance and special guests. We invite all fans to come out and be a part of history.”
Mayweather is coming out of retirement for a boxing match against a UFC star who has never boxed professionally. Tickets have yet to go on sale and prices have not been announced for the live show or the pay-per-view.
The fight is expected to be held at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, though negotiations are ongoing with rapper Ice Cube. He has the arena reserved for the championship game of his new Big3 basketball league.
Ice Cube said Thursday he is willing to move the game to nearby MGM Grand if the price is right.
The T-Mobile Arena seats 20,000 for boxing and MMA events. With high demand and low availability, it’s not hard to see prices for individual seats climbing into the thousands of dollars. Combine that with the fact that Mayweather vs Pacquiao cost $99 to watch on ppv in the U.S.—this will likely not be set any lower—and it’s possible that the event could gross more than $600 million at the top end of expectations.
All of which is good news for the two men and their entourages. It remains to be seen whether the action can match the hype, and the money.
McGregor and Mayweather will not be on the call, but their respective promoters will be on the line to promote the 154-pound boxing (not MMA) bout, including
The first round will be cagey with not much happening. Conor will catch Floyd with a clean shot in the second round and then he will catch him again in the third, and that will put Floyd away.
“People have been writing Conor off his whole career. So what’s new? Tell them to be a bit more original.
The only thing we’ve seen with Conor boxing wise are the clips of him sparring and the clips we’ve seen haven’t been that great. I don’t know if there are other videos, but the ones I’ve seen have always someone saying something negative about his boxing.
“In my opinion, what Floyd will do to Conor in the ring, is what Conor would do to Floyd in the Octagon. It’s no contest. Floyd is pound-for-pound and Conor is not. Conor is a great MMA fighter, but he’s not a great boxer and he’s not proven himself in the boxing ring.
It will be huge. The biggest sporting event in history. There has never been a sporting event that has generated more money or more interest.
“This will be the biggest of all time. I will be there on the night to watch Conor win. I will be there, front row.