On Saturday, August 26th, fight fans across the world will enjoy what's quickly becoming known as the "Money Fight." This match up between undefeated, eleven-time world professional boxing champ Floyd Mayweather, Jr., and Conor "The Notorious" McGregor, a left-handed Irish mixed martial arts champion, will feature a HUUUUGGGGE payout for both fighters as Mayweather vs McGregor is set to bust pay-per-view records worldwide.
The hype for this fight has been intense, with both McGregor and Mayweather making appearances and talking tons of trash. Even Mike Tyson, infamous former heavy weight champ, put in his two cents, saying he was afraid that McGregor might be killed in this match, his first real professional boxing appearance. This fight is sure to be a spectacle, with both competitors in top shape and ready to put on a show for their rabid fans.
MMA star McGregor caused quite a stir on July 11th at the Money Fight's very first press conference. Hitting the stage in a custom-made suit; fans quickly realized the pin stripes on his snazzy ensemble spelled out a "F**k You." message for Mayweather. The world boxing champion was not tickled with this subtle jab; after bragging about his fee being much larger than McGregor's, Mayweather then encouraged his fans to boo the handsome Celtic fighter.
Tampa Bay fans can view the Mayweather vs McGregor fight via Showtime pay-per-view for $89.95, or $99.95 for high definition viewing. Ringside tickets at the T-Mobile Arena in Paradise, Nevada are still available for a mere $15,000 per ticket! Or, lucky for us, several bars in Tampa Bay will be carrying the Mayweather vs McGregor fight on their big screens!
These local SunPub Group locations will carry the fight, head on over to one of these watering holes to catch Mayweather vs McGregor in Tampa Bay, Saturday, August 26th:
- Yard of Ale, Soho: Located on hip South Howard Avenue in Tampa, Yard of Ale will feature several drink specials to get fans excited before the big match. Featuring a huge selection of draft beer in their famous yard-long glassware, Yard of Ale also offers South Tampa's favorite artisan cocktails and a large menu of tasty pub favorites.
- MacDinton's Soho in Tampa and MacDinton's St. Pete on 1st Avenue North will both be showing the Mayweather-McGregor fight in a comfortable Irish pub setting. Known for their tasty, Emerald Isle-inspired menu and an extensive selection of craft beers, both MacDinton's locations would be a great place to root for McGregor... or Mayweather...
- Caddy's on Central is an all-American bar and grill, and what's more American than enjoying a succulent cheeseburger and refreshing frozen cocktail while watching two fit dudes pummel the crap out of each other? Caddy's offers up a variety of delicious beach cuisine, tons of drink specials, and has a great atmosphere in which to enjoy the Money Fight.
Downticket fights featuring several up and coming boxers start at 9 pm, so be sure to get there early to get a good seat for the Mayweather vs McGregor fight in Tampa Bay! Register above to stay connected to things to do in Tampa Bay, Top events in Tampa and Pinellas, Local Sports and much more. (Cover photo credit Conor McGregor FB)