Official main card for Mayweather-McGregor confirmed
As we rapidly approach the big night in Las Vegas on Saturday, few people will realise that the other matches on the main card of the Floyd Mayweather vs Conor McGregor showdown are all extremely mouth-watering for boxing fans.
The same can’t be said for certain in terms of MMA supporters that will be watching, but it’s a good chance for some casual viewers to broaden their sporting horizons. After all the majority of people will be forced into paying an extravagant amount of money in order to watch the event unfold at the weekend, so why not give them more than just one big bout to look forward to?
So with that being said, feast your eyes on what is set to be an incredible main card at the T-Mobile Arena – as reported by FanSided.
155 lbs: Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs. Conor McGregor
130 lbs: Gervonta Davis [c] vs. Roman Martinez – IBF World Super Featherweight Championship
175 lbs: Nathan Cleverly [c] vs. Badou Jack – WBA Light Heavyweight Championship
200 lbs: Andrew Tabiti vs. Steve Cunningham – USBA Cruiserweight Championship
Aside from just the main event there’s a lot to be excited about for fight fans, with the appearance of Badou Jack not exactly being a surprise given his affiliation with Mayweather. The Brit Cleverly will likely come into this with a lot of confident and will be wanting to prove a point, but with just one loss to his name Jack has to be the favourite.
With a grand total of four title fights in addition to some great preliminaries, it’s fair to say that people will at least get CLOSE to their money’s worth in Vegas given the extravagant ticket prices.
In terms of the Floyd vs Conor showdown itself, things are much more interesting now that the Nevada State Athletic Commission have dropped the glove size down to 8-ounces. Some feel like it’ll benefit Mayweather’s speed meanwhile others thing that McGregor now has a better chance of landing a knockout, but either way it adds yet another compelling layer onto this freak show of a fight.
As the hype continues to build it remains unclear as to whether or not Conor will remain in the world of boxing, given that Dana White has all but confirmed that he’ll be returning to the octagon.
One thing is for sure, though, which is that this card is lining up to be one of the biggest in the history of combat sports.