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Sin city, Las Vegas khawpui, T-Mobile Arena-a inbei tur Conor McGregor leh Floyd Mayweather Jr. te inbuknaah hmaichhanah an incho tawn a, Conor McGregor chuan hetiang reng renga Mayweather taksa chawrche hi a la hmuh ngai miah lo thu a sawichhuak a, a zuam-awmin a dûl hmel hle a ni, a ti a, arsi hmu chuai chuai khawpin ka hnek dawn a, a  nuaiin ka nuai dawn chiang a ni, a ti. Boxing khawvelah lal thar a lo piang dawn ta a ni a ti bawk.

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An inbuknaah hian kum 29-a upa McGregor hi 153lbs a ni a, Mayweather hi 149.5lbs a ni thung.

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Mayweather chuan, inbeihnaah hian buk rih lam hian kori a tu vak lo va, inbeih thiam zawk zawkin  hnehna an chang mai zawk a ni, ka thusawi hi lo chhianchhiah kar rawh u, tun ţum inbeihna hi McGregor inbeih tawpna tur a ni, a ti.

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A tu-a pawh chu lo chak se, an sum huiluh tur hi a tam tham hle dawn a, Mayweather Jr. hian $400m vel a hlawh dawn a, McGregor hian $127m vel a hui thei dawn niin CNN chuan a chhut a ni.

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An inbeihna hi ‘sum to sum’ a ni ber a, sawiseltu thenkhatte chuan ‘Fake Fight’ a ni e an ti thung a, fake fight a nih leh nih loh chu naktuka an inbeih hunah a hriat dawn chauh a ni. Fake fight a ni emaw, ni lo emaw khawvela boxing match-a sum siam tamna ber inbeihna chu a ni ta phawt a ni. he boxing match, khawvela boxing match azawnga la ropui ber-a chak zawk zawk hian World Boxing Council (WBC) siam ‘Money Belt’ a hreng dawn a, he ‘Money Belt’ kawnghren ropui hi rangkachak fir hlak 24 carat gold kg 1.5;lunghlu 3,360, sapphires 600, emaralds 160 hmanga chei mawi a ni.

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An inbeih hun tur hi India ram hunah chuan zing dar 8.30 AM IST (3 AM GMT/4 AM BST/ 11 PM [Saturday] EST.vel aţanga  ţan tur a ni a, vanduaithlak takin Indian sub-continent-ah eng TV channel mahin an tichhuak dawn tlat lo va, digital platforms VEQTA.in chauhvin  onlin e leh mobile-ah live stream a pe chhuak dawn a nih chu!

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 Floyd Mayweather v Conor McGregor: Raucous weigh-in completes fight build-up

By Luke Reddy

BBC Sport boxing reporter in Las Vega

Floyd Mayweather v Conor McGregor
Date: Saturday, 26 August (local) Venue: T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas
Coverage: Live commentary on BBC Radio 5 live, BBC Sport website and app from 04:00 BST (Sunday); text updates online from 22:00 BST (Saturday)
Fight replay: 06:00-10:00 BST on Sunday on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

Conor McGregor claimed he has never seen Floyd Mayweather in worse physical shape as the pair exchanged words at a raucous weigh-in in Las Vegas.

McGregor weighed in at 153lbs for Saturday’s 154lb fight, with Mayweather 149.5lbs, before a face-off that drew roars from the thousands in attendance.

McGregor screamed in the face of his rival and paraded around the stage as Mayweather cut a reserved figure.

“He looks blown out, full of water,” said McGregor, 29.

“That’s the worst shape I’ve ever seen him in. I am going to breeze through him, trust me.”

If we get a bad result, which for us is McGregor knocking Floyd out in the first four rounds, we could lose around $20m, by far the worst boxing result in the state’s history

Mayweather, who has come out of retirement for a 50th and final bout, said: “I know what it takes when it’s a fight of this magnitude.

“Weight doesn’t win fights, fighting wins fights. It won’t go the distance, mark my words. This will be Conor McGregor’s last fight also.”

Some in Las Vegas thought McGregor’s more conservative performance at Wednesday’s final news conference intimated he might be coming to terms with the realities of making his boxing debut against one of the greatest fighters of his generation.

But playing to a crowd filled with Irish colours and songs, he revelled in his reception – and in the boos for Mayweather – beating his chest and screaming repeatedly.

“Look at me, I am in peak physical condition,” he said, adding he would weigh close to 170lbs on fight night.

The build-up to the T-Mobile Arena bout has at times resembled a soap opera but finally, at around 04:00 BST on Sunday morning, they will at last fight.

Record numbers?

Many from within boxing have rubbished the match, choosing to refer to it as an “event” rather than a fight. But the dissatisfaction of the boxing purist looks unlikely to affect the mass audience, with the bout being screened in more than 220 countries.

That global reach could see the record of 4.6 million pay-per-view buys – set when Mayweather beat Manny Pacquiao in 2015 – beaten.

Watching the fight costs a minimum of £20 in the UK but around £75 in the US. This, added to ticket sales, merchandise and sponsorship, makes for a healthy pot. Tickets are also on sale to watch in bars on the Las Vegas strip, while more than 400 cinemas across the US will broadcast the event.

It all means more than $600m (£466m) could be generated, with Pacquiao-Mayweather’s reported haul of around $620m in sight. Mayweather is expected to make around $300m, McGregor $100m. Not bad for 36 minutes of work or less.

Mayweather dominance – in stats

There have been reports ‘Money Man’ has not taken McGregor seriously. This week 5 live boxing analyst Steve Bunce said only a “cocktail of age setting in and underestimation of his opponent” could pose any danger to the favourite.

Mayweather’s father, Floyd Sr, this week told media his son had lost “a lot” of his ability since retiring in 2015. But a 50th career win from 50 fights would carry his son past the late Rocky Marciano’s perfect 49-fight record, rounding off a dominant professional career that began after he had won bronze at the 1996 Olympics.

  • Mayweather has boxed 387 professional rounds, McGregor none.
  • 26 of Mayweather’s 49 wins were on points but in 23 of those wins he was given the decision unanimously.
  • Mayweather has suffered one knockdown in his career. He took an eight count against Carlos Hernandez in 2001.

The odds

Betting markets have bemused those who give McGregor no hope as his price has shortened in recent weeks. At around 10-3, the boxing debutant is actually a shorter price than many of the fighters Mayweather dealt with before retiring in 2015.

Las Vegas is expecting more than 1,300 private jets to land before for the weekend’s action and the high rollers who hit the city’s famous strip traditionally bet big on Mayweather in his home city.

“If we continue as we are, we will rival the $50m record staked in the state of Nevada, set when Mayweather beat Pacquiao,” said Jay Rood, who runs the sportsbook at the MGM Grand.

“If we get a bad result, which for us is McGregor knocking Floyd out in the first four rounds, we could lose around $20m, by far the worst boxing result in the state’s history.”

Closer to home, one Irish bookmaker claims an individual has placed £650,000 on McGregor in a bid to win £2.8m. And while we are talking betting, Mayweather has said he will tweet a picture of his betting slip when he wagers on himself.

‘I don’t think he’ll get lucky; Floyd doesn’t let you get lucky’

Packie Collins – trainer and brother of former world champion Steve: “I’ve been around the game for a long time, even based in America with my brother when Marvin Hagler was fighting. I’ve never seen anyone train or practise as hard as Conor McGregor. I give him a chance in there.”

Chris Eubank – former two-weight world champion: “Everyone is underestimating the Irish spirit. They have ghost-like spirit in warfare. I’ve felt it. I’m still wondering now how I got beat by Steve Collins in 1995. If McGregor pulls it off it is arguably the greatest upset in history. Everything can happen, that’s why I’ve travelled. It is not a farce.”

Jeff Mayweather – uncle of Floyd: “Everyone knows what this fight is about. It’s about money. Conor McGregor boxed at one point in his life but didn’t master it. Floyd is a Rickie Hatton – beaten by Mayweather in 2007: “I don’t really give McGregor any chance and I hope I’m wrong. But the only way he could possibly win would be if Floyd Mayweather gets careless or takes a few risks or anything like that – but Floyd never does that, does he? I don’t think he’ll get lucky; Floyd doesn’t let you get lucky.”

Amir Khan – former light-welterweight world champion: “It’s not only a fight for McGregor and Mayweather, it’s a fight between MMA and boxing. At the moment UFC is hitting huge pay-per-view numbers in the US. It’s critical for boxing Mayweather wins. I think it could turn some UFC fans back to boxing.”

Hall of fame referee Joe Cortez, who has helped McGregor adjust to boxing rules – “He is one of the best learners I have seen. He picked up everything so quick. I’ve found him to be a gentleman behind the scenes. He’s a class act with his girlfriend and baby – a gentleman.”

master at it.” Finally – a hint of Rocky IV

Fight has met film regularly when it comes to boxing, and a McGregor win might well one day inspire a Hollywood reimagining of Saturday’s action.

The contrasting environments in which each man has trained hark back to Rocky IV, where Rocky trains in the Siberian mountains, chopping wood and resorting to old-school training methods, while Ivan Drago works out in a state-of-the art facility.

Mayweather is the traditionalist of this pair, working out from his renowned yet simple Mayweather Boxing Gym. McGregor on the other hand has had access to every gizmo under the sun at the UFC’s new Performance Institute – altitude chambers, underwater treadmills, you name it.

He’s the Drago figure in this scenario – and things did not work out too well for the Russian.

What date is the fight and at what time?

The fight is happening on Saturday 26 August.

While the times haven’t been announced, it will certainly be a late night or very early start for viewers in the UK, so expect to be up well into Sunday 27 August, and possibly calling in sick on Monday 28.

The main event begins at 4am BST, but the fight itself may start closer to 5am.

Where is the fight taking place?

The bout will be housed in the T-Mobile arena on the Las Vegas Strip in Nevada. The venue has held major fights in the past, including UFC 202, in which McGregor beat Nate Diaz on points.

 

CONOR MCGREGOR: ‘BOXING WILL LOOK AMAZING WITH ITS NEW KING’

By Matias Grez and Don Riddell, CNN

Updated 2022 GMT (0422 HKT) August 25, 2017

(CNN)Shades on, slouched casually in his chair, Conor McGregor doesn’t exude the air of a man about to enter a fight most people expect him to lose.

One bookmaker is so sure of a Mayweather victory it’s already paid out more than $320,000 to punters who had backed the American to win Saturday’s bout in Las Vegas.

Not that McGregor is listening to the bookies or the naysayers.

“You know, I am a multiple-time, multiple-weight free fighting world champion,” McGregor told CNN’s Don Riddell in one, confident breath.

“I come from a ruthless game, a ruthless, ruthless business. Not only do I come from it, I own it.

“People can say what they want … but boxing will look amazing with its new king.”

There’s a joke that McGregor didn’t “just kiss the Blarney Stone, he swallowed it,” though his life story provides plenty of material to wax lyrical about.

His transformation from an apprentice plumber in the Irish capital, signing on for weekly dole payments, to the multimillionaire, worldwide superstar epitomizes the American dream.

McGregor’s journey to Las Vegas began in Crumlin, a quiet suburb on the Southside of the River Liffey which splits Dublin in half.

Growing up, drug dealing and gang culture began to impact on what was once a respected working-class area. McGregor once recalled that grenades would be posted through letterboxes, though the depiction of his life in Crumlin has been challenged.

24/7 fighting mindset

McGregor’s mother, Margaret, perhaps predicted her son’s career before anyone else, once describing him as being “born with his fists clenched.”

“I’m always thinking about fighting,” McGregor says with a casual half smirk. “It’s just in me. I cannot stop thinking about it.

“Certain sequences, certain movements, certain ways to prepare. It’s a 24/7 mindset. That mindset has got me to where I am today.”

McGregor attributes much of his success to his background and upbringing, but also to the fierce bond he feels with his family name.

“The McGregor name is historic when it comes to combat,” he says proudly. “Way back, study my family’s name, study my family’s heritage. We were a feared clan.

“At one stage, it was punishable by death to have the surname McGregor. It’s in my blood to fight — and that’s it. It’s what my ancestors have been doing long before me,” he says, elongating the vowel in ‘long.’

The build up to the fight and international promotional tour — McGregor and Mayweather traveled to a number of North American cities and London — has been described as both a farce and a circus.

The pair traded insults at an alarming rate, with some of the comments deemed racist, others homophobic.

The one which drew most criticism was McGregor telling Mayweather to “Dance for me, boy!” when the American was shadowboxing.

“If anyone was offended, of course I apologize,” McGregor says with sincerity. “I am human at the end of the day. I didn’t … one of them was like … the word ‘boy,'” he continued, somewhat uncomfortably.

“I didn’t even know ‘boy’ was a term. Look, it’s a mad game, it’s a mad business. All I can be is apologetic if anyone was offended. I know who I am, my people know who I am.

“I hope the people watching can put themselves in my shoes and understand where I was coming from. There was no malice or anything like that meant at all.

“This build up has been crazy from my side and his side and we’ve both slipped up a few times. We are human. There’s so much on the line, we are about to fight and take each other out.”

READ: Roll up, roll up for the Mayweather and McGregor show

Money motivation

McGregor is set to make more money from Saturday’s fight in Las Vegas than he has done throughout his entire UFC career.

Having come from a working-class background, McGregor retains a refreshing awareness about the importance of money that other multimillionaire sports stars have arguably lost.

The 29-year-old readily admits the cash — and the security it brings his family — is at the forefront on his mind, but he would turn it all down for a victory on Saturday.

“Money is great. Don’t get me wrong, money is very close in my thoughts constantly,” McGregor says. “It’s easy for me to say that now in the position that I’m in.

“I’m in this position where my money is up here,” he says, raising his hand high above his head. “And it’s always up there in that forever money zone.

“So it’s easy for me to say ‘Hey, money is not this and that,’ because a lot of people struggle and a lot of stress in peoples’ lives is due to financial worry.

“I’m just grateful to be in the position that I’m in. I worked very hard to live this life and to give this life to my family. But I’m a competitor and the victory will be sweeter than any amount of money.”

READ: Mayweather and McGregor spar in profanity bout

‘Money’ Mayweather

Mayweather’s boxing pedigree over McGregor is unquestionable.

The only lingering doubt, if any, remains his age. Having turned 40 this year — two years since his last fight — the legs may not possess the same spring, the jabs may not be as sharp as they once were.

Mayweather, however, scoffs at the notion that his aging limbs will have any influence on the outcome of the fight.

“It’s been a good training camp, I feel good,” he told CNN.

Questions also remain surrounding the legitimacy of the fight, but Mayweather is adamant the pair are just two athletes going toe-to-toe.

“I mean, he’s a real fighter and I’m a real fighter. I’ve been fighting, you know, not just in my professional career but, total years, since 1987 when I had my first fight,” said Mayweather.

“And he’s been fighting since he was 12 and he’s now 29, so we’re both official. We’re both real fighters.

“I’m just happy that I can give the people one last big fight.”

So often cast as the villain throughout his career, Mayweather’s opponent this time has done little to endear himself to the public.

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However, Mayweather believes the pre-fight slanging match will have no bearing on the fight and is confident of extending his record to 50-0.

“You know, I go out there and do what I do,” he says coolly. “I’ve been here before with many different fighters, many different styles, there have been plenty of guys that have talked a lot of trash.

“But when it’s all said and done, I came out victorious.

“If a certain individual is on the right side, somebody has to be on the left side and what I’ve always said it this. Whether you do like me or whether you don’t like me, you’re gonna pay to watch me.”

Floyd Mayweather vs Conor McGregor, The Money Fight: When and Where to watch

Floyd Mayweather Jr. is coming out of retirement to fight against UFC Champion Conor McGregor at the at T-Mobile Arena on the Las Vegas Strip in Nevada.

After months of hype and profanity Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Conor McGregor will take their war of words into the ring on Sunday (August 27) for a boxing mismatch that is poised to become the richest fight in history.

Promoters have sold the bout as “historical,” a fight that will be talked about around the world for years to come and many intrigued fight fans have bought into the hype surrounding undefeated boxer Mayweather and mixed martial arts champion McGregor.

The winner will also be getting the ‘Money Belt’ created by the World Boxing Council (WBC) for this weekend’s 154-pound showdown. The Money Belt is made of 1.5 kilograms of 24 carat gold; 3,360 diamonds, 600 sapphires, 160 emeralds and

 

he boxing match-a chak zawk zawk hian World Boxing Council (WBC) siam ‘Money Belt’ a hreng dawn a, he ‘Money Belt’ kawnghren ropui hi rangkachak fir hlak 24 carat gold kg 1.5;lunghlu 3,360, sapphires 600, emaralds 160 hmanga an cheimawi a ni.

A crowd of close to 20,000 is expected to fill the T-Mobile Arena, where ringside seats on resale sites are being offered for more than $100,000, with millions more around the globe watching on pay-per-view.

LIVE STREAMING IN INDIA

VEQTA, India’s only dedicated sports OTT service, has bagged the broadcasting rights for the much awaited event and will live stream the fight only on its digital platforms VEQTA.in.

When and where to watch The Money Fight?

Fans in the India will be able to watch the historic fight of the millennium live on VEQTA.in on Sunday August 27, 2017 at 9:00am (IST).

The under-card fights will be broadcast Live on the platform from 6:30 am (IST) onwards. The fights will also be available on the platform for sports fans to view on a video on demand basis after the event.

VEQTA in an official statement said, “We are thrilled to be the official broadcaster in India for what will be one of biggest and most anticipated sporting events in recent history.”

This will be the first time that such a global mega sporting event will NOT be telecasted on any television channel in India but only on a digital platform.

Conor McGregor vs Floyd Mayweather: When and where to watch Conor McGregor vs Floyd Mayweather, what time is it in IST, online streaming

Conor McGregor vs Floyd Mayweather bout: When is the multi-million bout, what time does it begin in IST, where will it live streamed online.

Conor McGregor vs Floyd Mayweather bout: When is the multi-million bout, what time does it begin in IST, where will it live streamed online.

Where is the Conor McGregor vs Floyd Mayweather bout? The bout between the two athletes is at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. It can accommodate 20,000 people.

What time in IST is Conor McGregor vs Floyd Mayweather? The event featuring Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather will begin from 8.30 AM IST (3 AM GMT/4 AM BST/ 11 PM [Saturday] EST.

Which TV channel will live broadcast the Conor McGregor vs Floyd Mayweather bout? The bout between the UFC star Conor McGregor and boxer Floyd Mayweather is not being televised in the Indian sub continent.

Where can one live stream the Conor McGregor vs Floyd Mayweather bout? The bout will only be available to stream online and also on mobile. VEQTA has bagged the broadcast rights and will be available on their website and AndroidiOS applications.

 

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