The Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor Money Fight will be one of the most talked about events this generation. The best boxer of his time against the hottest mixed martial artist alive today is sure to be a can't miss spectacle. But unless you were willing to pay close to $10,000 for a seat, you're probably watching at home, and thankfully there are a lot of options.
Obviously, piracy is the last resort for true fans, and if you're one who was hoping not to pay but watch from your laptop, you'll be upset to know The Independent is reporting that the fight promoters are cracking down on illegal streams, and were doing so in the weeks leading up to the event. Still, if you're really looking to pinch pennies, there are Periscope streams from the arena.
Thankfully, the fight isn't too expensive, if you're in the UK that is. According to Screen Rant, the fight will cost UK viewers an affordable £19.95, which is probably a nice way to entice viewers in that time zone to actually stay awake to watch. Over in North America, the fight will cost a lot more at $99.99 for the HD version and $89.99 for the standard definition broadcast.
If you're willing to pay the price, watching on cable and satellite is easy, just order in the Showtime pay-per-view and you're good to go. But that's not the only option. The Showtime PPV App along with Showtime PPV Online will stream the bout for desktop and mobile viewers.
Those who don't use Showtime won't be left in the dust, however. For any other stragglers, you can purchase the pay-per-view directly from UFC (good marketing Dana White) and watch from pretty much any device including PlayStation 4, Apple TV, desktop browsers, and Amazon Fire TV.
The pay-per-view portion of the event has already started, with the event going live at 9:00 p.m. EST, though there's a pretty healthy card that could mean the main event goes on pretty late.
Mayweather is the odds on favorite with most bookies giving "Money" 1/4 odds of victory. That doesn't mean McGregor doesn't have a chance though. In fact, his age, and reach could play a vital role in toppling the experience and defensive brilliance in Mayweather's game.
Regardless of the outcome, this fight is a great way to put boxing back on the map. The last time people were this excited for a fight was Mayweather vs. Manny Pacquiao in 2015. Though it generated a lot of buzz, many newcomers to the sport were put off by Mayweather's "boring" style. But now that the casual viewing audience is more accustom to it, this could be an important fight for the sport of boxing.