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All You Need to Know About the Fight of The Century: Mayweather vs McGregor
Plus where to watch it in Cape Town!
The fight of the century, hailed as “the money fight”, will be broadcast live on Supersport 2 and Maximo 1 in South Africa from 1am (the fight starts at 5am local time) Sunday, 27 August 2017.
The undefeated boxer Floyd “Money” Mayweather and two-weight UFC World Champion Conor “Notorious” McGregor have agreed to a boxing match. The fight is expected to be the highest grossing event in combat sports history.
FLOYD 'MONEY' MAYWEATHER JR.
Born on 24 February 1977, Floyd Mayweather Junior has been hailed as the greatest boxer in the history of the sport. He is undefeated in his professional boxing career and a five-division world champion. Often referred to as the best defensive boxer, Mayweather Junior is also the most accurate puncher in the business. Floyd Mayweather Junior hung up his gloves after securing victory against Andre Berto in September 2015, ending his career with a 49-0 record. Should he defeat Conor McGregor, he will surpass the record of Rocky Marciano which also stands at 49-0.
Did you know? The last time Mayweather Jr. tasted defeat was in the 1996 Olympic semifinals when he lost to Bulgaria’s Serafim Todorov.
CONOR 'NOTORIOUS' MCGREGOR
Conor McGregor, born on 14 July 1988, is the reigning UFC Lightweight Champion and former UFC Featherweight Champion. He will be making his professional boxing debut when he gets in the ring with Mayweather. McGregor’s record stands at 24 fights, 21 of which were victories with just three defeats. His powerful left-hand is responsible for 18 knockouts out of his 21 victories.
Did you know? McGregor was targetted by bullies from a young age which is why he actually got into combat sport. Now he attends school seminars, addressing the children about how to deal with bullying at different levels.
Supersport have secured the rights to broadcast the fight on Supersport 2 and Maximo 1, which means that DStv premium subscribers will have the opportunity to watch the fight in the comfort of their homes. But if you looking for a bit of atmosphere, we have you covered:
PLACES TO WATCH THE MAYWEATHER VS MCGREGOR FIGHT IN CAPE TOWN
Situated in Wetton, the popular nightclub opens its doors at 8pm and will be open until 6am, to bring you the big fight. Join the pre-party fun before the live viewing of the match starts. As per tradition, there will be plenty of bar specials to enjoy. Ring Girls will be bringing out the Bar specials!
All night bottle special: Bottle of vodka + 6 lemonades = R450
Round 1 at 10pm: Beer + tequila = R35
Round 2 at 11pm: Jaeger Bombs = R25
Round 3 at 12am: Double brandy + coke = R30
Round 4 at 1am: Double vodka + lemonade = R30
Round 5 at 2am 5 Beers = R100
There will be a cover charge of between R30/p and R60/p between 8pm and 3am. Tickets bought on Quicket.com will cost R45p/p and you will be allowed entry any time during the night.
Price: R30/p – R60/p
139 Wetton Road, Wetton | 7780 Cape Town | +27 (0)61 588 1942
Madison Avenue is a premier commercial nightclub comprising two dance floors and six bars. Does that excite you? Well, beer lovers will be glad to know that Budweiser will be on special for R20 each all night. Doors will open at 9pm and guests are expected to dress in smart casual.
Price: Free admission
Note: No ID, no entry!
11 Mechau Street | 8000 Cape Town | firstname.lastname@example.org
A fight of this magnitude deserves to be seen on a big screen. Trenchtown, the vibrant Caribbean-style restaurant in Observatory is opening its doors especially for the “Money Fight”. A complimentary beer or cider will be given to the first 50 people to arrive. Doors will open at 2am and seating space is limited so make sure to book now. For bookings call +27 (0)21 488 0516 or email email@example.com. Entry costs R30p/p for the first 100 people and R50p/p thereafter.
Price: R30/p – R50/p
Note: ID required on the night for confirmation of booking.
92 Station Road, Observatory | 7925 Cape Town | +27 (0)21 448 0516
VILLAINS ALE HOUSE
This bar and nightclub open its doors to the public for this boxing experience combined with yummy specials on their large portions of mouthwatering grub. Known for their beer pong and battle shots, Villains Ale House turns into a boxing ring come Sunday, 27 August 2017 at 3am. You may have worked up a villainous appetite on the night, but you are in luck because these are the specials on the agenda:
Free Monster Energy drinks
R30 Bloody Mary's
R50 Breakfast burrito & coffee
(Scrambled egg, refried beans, tomato salsa, bacon bits topped with Cheddar)
Price: Free admission
38 Hout Street | 8000 Cape Town | +27 (0)21 422 2317
So who’s it going to be? The undefeated Floyd “Money” Mayweather Jnr or the UFC Lightweight Champion Conor “Notorious” McGregor? Boxing or UFC? Whatever you decide, you do not want to miss out on this historic fight.
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