It doesn’t get any bigger!
Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor is finally happening, and it’s being touted as the fight of the century! This will see the undefeated eleven-time five-division professional boxing world champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. take on the current UFC Lightweight Champion and biggest star in UFC, Conor McGregor.
Negotiations for this fight had lasted over a year, with each of the two men insisting that they were the main draw, and demanding upwards of $100m. All that was settled and here is everything you need to know before the big fight.
How To Watch Mayweather vs McGregor Match Online
With this match, one thing is for sure. We all want to watch it. In the US, Showtime PPV has won the exclusive rights to broadcast the event. Sky Sports has similar rights in the UK. You can expect to see many other channels from the rest of the world getting broadcast rights. However, that is not a major issue as you can still watch the match from any part of the world, using the best VPN.
A VPN helps you to circumvent geographic restrictions and unblock any channel that you want to watch. This means that of you don’t reside in the UK/ US, or if you have travelled to another country where the match is not being broadcasted, you can still watch it live online using a VPN.
Setting up a VPN is fairly easy. Here is a step by step process on how to catch up with this highly anticipated fight online.
- Get a VPN subscription from a provider with servers in the UK/ US.
- Install the VPN on your preferred streaming device, and connect to a server in the UK/ US. (Remember to choose the server nearest to you in the country of your choice, in order to have great speeds).
- You will now be able to access your favorite channels from the UK or US. If connected to the US, head over to UFC Fight Pass or Showtime and order the PPV. If connected to the UK, you can go to Sky sports and log in.
- You can now watch Mayweather vs McGregor online.
Here is a list of the best VPNs that you can use to watch this match.
ExpressVPN is a top notch VPN service you can get starting from $8.32 per month. Apart from watching the Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor match, ExpressVPN has countless functionalities to protect your privacy. Once you try it, hardly ever you will ever connect to the Internet without its protection. You can enjoy even a very convenient 30-day money back guarantee.
IPVanish is available starting from $6.49 per month. It guarantees a fast connection which is perfect to watch streaming live TV. IPVanish will protect even your privacy and after the Mayweather vs Conor McGregor match you can enjoy countless streaming content online from all over the world. IPVanish has a 7-day money back guarantee.
CyberGhost is on the market with a brand new website, new security features and an exceptionally fast speed. You can get the service starting from an outstanding $2.90 per month. The 30-day money back guarantee allows you to test the service risk-free.
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HideMyAss is one of the oldest and famous services on the market. Starting from $6.55 per month you will get a super user-friendly and reliable service. HMA is an all-time favorite and you will never go wrong with this provider. Just in case you are not happy, the 30-day money back guarantee will have you covered.
However, keep in mind that this does not eliminate the need for a subscription. If you wish to watch the match for free on Kodi, you can use the following guide.
How To Watch The Match For Free On Kodi
It is becoming harder and harder to stream PPVs online for free due to ISPs blocking access for users. However, thanks to Kodi, we still can.
First things first though, STAY SAFE, USE A VPN!
If you want to watch Mayweather vs McGregor on Kodi, we strongly suggest that you use a VPN. Whatever you do online is usually your sole responsibility, and this guide is only meant for educational purposes.
A VPN will help you not get a DMCA or copyright infringement notice from your ISP or copyright protection groups, in which case you will be on your own. It’s therefore important to have a second look at the list of best VPNs for streaming listed above.
You can then configure Kodi to stream the match live.
Installing Kodi Add-Ons To Watch Mayweather vs McGregor Online For Free
One of the best add-ons you can use to stream this match is Halow Live TV. This Add-on gives you access to almost all the biggest channels worldwide.
Here is how to install any of them. The procedure is more or less the same.
However, before installing any of them, you will need to enable ‘Unknown Sources’. Here is how to;
- Click on the Settings Icon in the top left corner.
- Go to System Settings -> Expert Mode -> Add-ons.
- Turn on ‘Unknown Sources.’ When the warning box pops up, click ‘Yes’
You will now be able to install third-party add-ons.
Installing Halow Live TV on Kodi:
- From Kodi home screen click on the “Settings” icon.
- From here, go to File Manager -> Add Source.
- Select the None and then enter this url in the box “http://repo.halowtv.org“.
- You can name it “Halow Repo” and click OK.
- Now in home screen go to Addons and click on the Package Installer Icon at the top left corner.
- Here go to install from Zip -> Halow Repo.
- Select the repository.HalowTV-3.x.x.zip.
- In a few moments you’ll get a notification that the addon has been installed successfully.
- Now, select Install from repository.
- Go to Halow Repository -> Video add-ons and select the Halow Live TV add-on.
- In bottom right there will be a button to install it and click on it and wait for the notification to pop up.
You can now go open the Add-on, and enjoy Mayweather vs McGregor free!
Where & When Will The Fight Take Place
It had been initially reported that Mayweather Promotions had been granted a request by the Nevada Athletic Commission to hold the event at the MGM Grand.
However, UFC President Dana White confirmed that the fight will take place at the marginally larger T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. The pair will square off on 26th August 15, 2017, at 3 PM local time, with the timing yet to be confirmed.
The match that has been dubbed, “The Money Fight.” It is estimated to make about $606.1 million. The Mayweather vs. Pacquiao match might have broken the bank, but this will smash pay-per-view records as never seen before.
Almost everybody will want to tune in and see how the king of the rings fares against the lord of the octagon. This match is projected to go past the 5 million PPV buys mark.
Why The Hype?
This is a historical event, and it has drawn a lot of deserved hype in the past few weeks. First, Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor is a 12-round super welterweight matchup that pits the legendary boxer against greatest MMA athlete of all time, Conor McGregor.
Interesting enough is the fact that Mayweather has never been beaten in the ring, while McGregor has never taken part in a professional boxing fight.
Apart from that, the event has been heavily promoted, with the two heavyweights often trading harsh words, and that hasn’t helped but raise the temperatures even higher.
So much is the heat that McGregor fans have snubbed logic, and now they have hope that their star is going to venture into the world of boxing in one match and do what nobody else has been able to do in the past.
What Have They Said?
Floyd Mayweather Jr
During their 4-city media tour promotion, Mayweather told the 20,00-strong crowd in Los Angeles; “I don’t care if it’s a ring or it’s an octagon, I will kick ass. I don’t back down for anybody.
“You line them up and I will knock them down. On August 26, I’m gonna knock this b**** out too.”
McGregor on the other side retorted: “You haven’t knocked anyone out in about 20 years.”
Mayweather added: “We talking about from the nineties to now, world champion 18 years, but it is no problem. I’m not the same fighter as I was years ago, but I got enough to beat you.
“You will wave that white flag. You are going out on your face or your back. Which way do you want to go? All you need to do is show up and I will do the rest.
“God only made one thing perfect, and that is my boxing record.”
The Irish MMA champion was however the crowd favorite at that event and he made fun of Mayweather, and promised to flatten the legendary boxer.
He said, “I am honoured to be here, to give you this spectacle.
“His little legs, his little core, his little head, I am going to knock him out inside four rounds, mark my words.
“He will be unconsciousness in four rounds. He has never faced this. I don’t fear him.
“All these rules, all these restrictions, it doesn’t faze me; it amuses me. It is funny to me all these rules.
“I don’t know how many times I’ve shocked the world, and I’m going to shock it once again.
“It’s not going to end well for Floyd. It’s not going to end well for all the people doubting me.
“All I need is a gum shield. Line me up to the ring and I am good to go.”
What Are The Rules Of The Fight?
Being a match between two individuals in different professions, you would expect to have some hybrid rules. However, that is not the case. UFC President Dana White confirmed that the match will be contested under pure boxing rules. “It’s going to be straight up boxing,” he said.
Prior to that, there had been rumors that kicks below the waist would be allowed, or that the match would be contested in a cage rather than in a ring. Of course, you do not expect Mayweather to go down for that.
Being held under boxing rules presents quite a challenge for the UFC Champion, as he seeks to beat one of the best boxers of all time in his game. To add to that, 10-ounce boxing gloves will be used, instead of the smaller UFC gloves he’s used to, and he won’t be allowed to use leg kicks or takedowns like in MMA.
What Are Their Records?
Mayweather has had 19 years in professional boxing and boasts one of the finest records that have ever existed in the history of the game. He has had 49 professional fights, and he has won 49 times, with 26 of them being through knockout. During that time, he has only been knocked to the canvas once – by Carlos Hernandez in 2001 – in a fight he won by a unanimous decision.
The ESPN ranked Mayweather as the greatest pound for pound boxer of the last 25 years in 2016. Now, he needs only one win to surpass Rocky Marciano’s flawless record of 49-0.
McGregor on the other side began fighting as a 12-year old at Crumlin Boxing Club and boasts a great professional record of 21-3, and a UFC record of 9-1. He has never been knocked out in his career, with the 3 defeats only coming via submission. One of his most famous wins was at UFC 192, when he knocked out Jose Aldo in just 13 seconds!
Now, he faces one of the toughest opponents in his career, and he will be keen to make history when he steps into the boxing ring with Floyd Mayweather Jr.
Mayweather is currently 1-5 to beat McGregor with bookmakers, with the Irishman listed at 4-1.