Friday 27 April 2018

Conor McGregor v Floyd Mayweather has hit the big screen in Ireland - and it's cheaper than ordering it in

Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor
Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor

Fancy watching Conor McGregor's eagerly-anticipated boxing match with Floyd Mayweather with hundreds of like-minded fans, a bowl of popcorn and comfortable seats - all while forking out less than what it costs on pay-per-view?

It was announced recently that cinemas all across America will screen the August 26 bout and now Vue in Liffey Valley, Dublin, have confirmed it will show the Las Vegas showdown on two of their screens.

And it's available at a less cost than ordering from Sky Sports, who are charging customers €24.95 on pay-per-view.

The doors in Vue will open at 11.45pm with the show advertised to finish at 7.10am on the Sunday morning with tickets costing €20 (standard ticket) for an adult and €17.50 for teens and students.

Here are some other details for those who wish to watch the fight:

Where will the fight take place?

Mayweather Promotions have reserved the T-Mobile Arena for the superfight.

When will the fight take place?

Multiple dates had been suggested, but the fight will take place on August 26.

Mayweather's promotional company had also booked out the MGM Grand for July 29, but that date was ultimately unused.

September 16 had initially been suggested as the most likely date for the superfight, but that slot was taken for Canelo Alvarez's middleweight world championship fight against Gennady Golovkin.

The Mayweather v McGregor fight could not be held within three weeks of the Canelo v Golovkin fight in order to avoid infringing on promotional rights: August 26 is exactly three weeks before September 16.

How can I watch it on TV?

Sky Sports Box Office will show the fight for €24.95 in Ireland and for £19.95 in the UK.

Full details

The cost of the event will be £19.95 / €24.95 across all forms of booking up until midnight Friday 25 August. From there 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. There will be an additional £2/€2 booking fee if bookings are made via a telephone agent. Cable customers can contact their operator for booking information.

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