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Floyd Mayweather, Conor McGregor press conference tour

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Posted at 2:49 PM, Jul 10, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-12 17:34:38-04

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JULY 11: The dominos continue to fall for Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather in their pursuit of their record-breaking boxing match.

The latest news to break involves the venue for the event. When the fight was officially announced the promoters pinned it at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. The problem, Ice Cube had already reserved the venue for his Big 3 basketball finals.

Mayweather Promotions was forced to reserve the MGM Grand Garden Arena for that date, which is where he's competed exclusively for the past decade.

Many assumed that the two sides would reach an agreement to switch venues or to reschedule Ice Cube's event for another date. It turns out the former was the correct assumption.

Ice Cube had this to say about the move.

With the venue secured, it's only a matter of time before tickets sales are officially announced.

 

JULY 10: Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor just took another step toward putting on the most lucrative fight in sports history.

Their fight is scheduled to take place on Aug. 26 in Las Vegas, but many hurdles still remain.

The bout is currently being marketed for T-Mobile Arena but a deal to move Ice Cube's Big 3 basketball championship from the venue on that date is yet to be finalized. There's also the matter of an under card, ticket prices and fight week schedule to hash out.

Establishing a PPV price was another hurdle, one that wisely took care of before the boxers embark on a 5-city press tour starting on July 11.

During the official announcement of the Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor boxing match UFC President Dana White said that the event will have to be priced higher than the average fight.

He was right.

Madelyn Flax, a spokesperson for Showtime, verified the pricing when asked by USAToday.

That means the pay-per-view price will be exactly the same, $89.00 and $99.00 + taxes, as Mayweather's fight against Manny Pacquiao. That fight broke almost every record in boxing history and the May-Mac bout is on pace to surpass those totals.

Are you willing to pay $100+ to watch the fight?

JUNE 16:

UPDATE 4 P.M.  JUNE 14: UFC President Dana White confirms that the fight will take place at T-Mobile Arena, despite Ice Cube's Big3 basketball league holding the date, on Aug. 26.

Mayweather and McGregor have both agreed to a 12-round fight at 154 pound weight limit. They also decided on using using 10-ounce boxing gloves for the bout.

 

JUNE 14: In true McGregor fashion, he confirms reports of him finalizing deal with Mayweather.

 

THE FIGHT IS ON.

A post shared by Conor McGregor Official (@thenotoriousmma) on

It didn't take Floyd Mayweather long to respond.

 

June 14: 

The ongoing soap opera that is Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Conor McGregor looks close to its end. The Nevada Athletic Commission has approved the reservation of the MGM Grand Garden Arena by Mayweather Promotions.