Mayweather vs McGregor in numbers
It doesn't matter whether you’re a fan of boxing, MMA, or tiddlywinks - it is simply impossible to deny that the upcoming Conor McGregor vs Floyd Mayweather fight is going to be the must-see event of the year, if not the decade. It's like the Super Bowl and the World Cup final all rolled into one, as the entire world appears to have relented from potting their winks and have instead become fully invested into the build-up surrounding this once-in-a-life-time spectacle.
Even the most ardent of pacifists have found themselves sucked in by the media circus that's been following McGregor and Mayweather around as the two have rather masterfully toured their hype train throughout a variety of American states and social media sites. In spite of the fact that the two have likely exchanged more verbal barbs than they ever will trade actual punches, we can't wait to watch the inevitable clash of these two big hitters with their even bigger egos.
Being adverse to actual face-crunching ourselves, we’ve opted instead to crunch the important numbers that you’ll need to know about the fight.
The eye-watering sum of Dhs36,750 that you'll have to shell out if you fancy getting ringside seats for the fight. Is getting doused in the sweat of two angry men really worth all that money?
The 20,000 capacity of Las Vegas's T-Mobile arena - the venue recently selected to host the event after an agreement was made with rapper Ice Cube to move the championship game of his three-on-three basketball league to a different location. That sentence pretty much sums up the ridiculousness of this entire debacle.
The Dhs1,840 price tag that's been placed on the absolute cheapest seats at the arena. These will also be extremely limited so you'll need borrow a generous amount of McGregor's Irish luck to even stand a chance of getting one.
The Dhs368 that pay-per-view price you'll likely have to pay if you fancy watching the fight from the comfort of your own home. I think we can all agree that's a tad more reasonable than actually going all the way to Vegas. You can even recreate the atmosphere by inviting round a bunch of rowdy boxing fans with poor hygiene routines.
The 49-0 of Floyd Mayweather’s boxing record, with the man known as "Money" set to defend his undefeated streak in the encounter. It's not only about McGregor breaking the streak either, as a win for Mayweather would move him ahead of former heavyweight great Rocky Marciano as the fighter with the most impressive win-loss record of all-time.
The age of Mayweather and perhaps the only thing that's going against the veteran as he faces up against the youthful exuberance of a 28-year-old Irishman. Albeit the youthful, exuberant 28-year old who has never competed in a professional boxing match in his life.
As in August 26th, the date of the fight. The time is yet to be decided but we think you'll agree that it's well worth bunking the day off work for.
As in July 24th, the date that tickets for the fight will officially go on sale. And while we earnestly wish you all the best of luck in acquiring a ticket, if you get one and we don't, then there's going to be a lot more fisticuffs than expected come August 26th.
The 10-ounce boxing gloves that both fighters will be using when they meet in the ring. This obviously greatly benefits the man who's, y'know, an actual boxer, as McGregor's regular arsenal of takedowns and kicks will all be deemed illegal. Will he use them anyway? Probably. It is Conor McGregor, after all.
The four-city, three-country press tour the two have been engaging in over the last few days. If you want a real slice of sartorial inspiration just google an image of the suit McGregor was wearing at the first press conference. We're not saying anything else.
As in the one world leader who's actually expressed an interest in going to watch the fight live in Las Vegas. You've probably already guessed who this is, so we won't even bother mentioning his name. Here's a hint though: it rhymes with Ronald Rump.