Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs. Connor McGregor: Everything you need to - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs. Connor McGregor: Everything you need to know about the fight that's making history

Posted: Updated:

It's projected to be the most viewed combat sporting event in history... on Saturday, August 26th, Floyd Mayweather Jr. will fight Connor McGregor in a Las Vegas boxing ring as millions tune in around the world. 

If you're not a fan of boxing or MMA and you're wondering what all the fuss is about, let us explain everything you need to know:

The Backstory:

  • Undefeated boxing great, Floyd Mayweather Jr., (who by the way is tied for the greatest boxing record of all time with a 49-0 record) is coming out of retirement to fight mixed martial arts superstar Connor McGregor who has a 21-3 record.


Why would McGregor agree to fight the greatest boxer in the world in the boxing ring?

  • Connor McGregor is the clear underdog in this fight. If he were able to use all of his MMA skills on Mayweather, the outcome would be much different, but to join the world's greatest boxer in the ring?? Many think McGregor doesn't stand a chance. The reason both of these fighters have agreed to the bout is quite simple.. it's money. Both fighters are expected to make upwards of $100 million dollars and it could be much higher depending on the final pay-per-view numbers.


Boxing Vs. MMA? How is this going to work?

  • Connor McGregor has agreed to play by boxing rules. There can be no elbows, no knees, no kicks and no take-down moves and McGregor slips up, he literally has tens of millions of dollars on the line.

Something else worth noting is the glove size for this fight. Boxers usually use 10oz. gloves and MMA fighters use 6oz. gloves so the two have decided to meet in the middle and fight with 8oz gloves. There are pros and cons to this, one being that a smaller glove might make it that much easier for Mayweather to land his 27th career knockout.

What's the likely outcome?

  • Mayweather is one of the best boxers to ever live so the odds are highly against McGregor. Obviously thousands of McGregor fans are hopeful, even placing bets on the Irish man winning... but these bets are not based on a sincere belief he can win. 


What to watch for?

  • Mayweather is known for his incredible defense. McGregor is known more as an offensive fighter. Watch for McGregor to come out swinging a little to fast and hard, either opening himself up to get punched, or tiring himself out.
  • Watch for McGregor to try some dirty tactics. Will he be able to leave all of his MMA moves outside the ring?
  • Watch for McGregor to look a little unorthodox. He's not a boxer by nature so he's going to be hitting Mayweather from some goofy angles.
  • However the fight goes down, one thing is for sure... neither man has ever fought against anyone of their kind so some surprises are likely in store for all.
     

The showtime broadcast begins at 9 pm ET. To purchase the fight call your local cable or satellite provider to order. The pay-per-view cost is about $100... so invite your friends over and charge them a cover. 

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Spokane family's service dog finds bag of mysterious substance in yard

    Spokane family's service dog finds bag of mysterious substance in yard

    Sunday, October 22 2017 8:48 PM EDT2017-10-23 00:48:47 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - One Spokane family has a message for the community: “Check your yards.” That’s because on Saturday morning, they discovered something pretty disturbing in their backyard. This happened near Chief Garry Park.

    >>

    SPOKANE, Wash. - One Spokane family has a message for the community: “Check your yards.” That’s because on Saturday morning, they discovered something pretty disturbing in their backyard. This happened near Chief Garry Park.

    >>
  • Pennsylvania students miss school after teacher posts 'I'm buying a gun'

    Pennsylvania students miss school after teacher posts 'I'm buying a gun'

    Monday, October 23 2017 11:17 AM EDT2017-10-23 15:17:15 GMT

    BRENTWOOD, Pa. - A suburban Pittsburgh school district says a teacher's Facebook post about "buying a gun" caused parents to keep about 60 students home from school or pick them up early from an elementary school Friday. KDKA reports students at Moore Elementary in the Brentwood School District were also kept inside and borough police were notified. 

    >>

    BRENTWOOD, Pa. - A suburban Pittsburgh school district says a teacher's Facebook post about "buying a gun" caused parents to keep about 60 students home from school or pick them up early from an elementary school Friday. KDKA reports students at Moore Elementary in the Brentwood School District were also kept inside and borough police were notified. 

    >>
  • PHOTOS: Reward offered as detectives search for truck stolen from murder scene

    PHOTOS: Reward offered as detectives search for truck stolen from murder scene

    Monday, October 23 2017 1:33 PM EDT2017-10-23 17:33:26 GMT

    SPOKANE COUNTY, Wash. - Crime Stoppers is offering a reward for information that helps detectives find a stolen pickup taken from the property of a 2015 murder. 

    >>

    SPOKANE COUNTY, Wash. - Crime Stoppers is offering a reward for information that helps detectives find a stolen pickup taken from the property of a 2015 murder.  The 1994 Toyota extended cab pickup was taken from the property in Colbert where Terry Canfield and his wife and son were murdered in 2015.  "In April 2017 two vehicles, a 1990 Acura and a 1994 Toyota pickup, were reported as stolen," Deputy Mark Gregory said.

    >>
HD DOPPLER 6i
/
  • Top Stories from KHQHomeMore>>

  • Coeur d'Alene Police offering winter driving classes

    Coeur d'Alene Police offering winter driving classes

    Monday, October 23 2017 3:23 PM EDT2017-10-23 19:23:55 GMT

    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - The Coeur d'Alene Police Department and Les Schwab Tires are hosting winter driving classes for those who are interested in the coming weeks.  "Whether you are new to winter driving or just need a refresher on what to do when the roads turn icy, this class is for you," the department said. 

    >>

    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - The Coeur d'Alene Police Department and Les Schwab Tires are hosting winter driving classes for those who are interested in the coming weeks.  "Whether you are new to winter driving or just need a refresher on what to do when the roads turn icy, this class is for you," the department said. 

    >>
  • California company recalls vegetables over listeria fears

    Monday, October 23 2017 3:11 PM EDT2017-10-23 19:11:21 GMT

    SALINAS, Calif. - A California company has voluntarily recalled packaged vegetables distributed throughout the U.S. and Canada because of possible bacterial contamination. Mann Packing of Salinas says there have been no reported illnesses associated with the products. The recall was ordered last week after random testing in Canada turned up a single positive result for listeria. 

    >>

    SALINAS, Calif. - A California company has voluntarily recalled packaged vegetables distributed throughout the U.S. and Canada because of possible bacterial contamination. Mann Packing of Salinas says there have been no reported illnesses associated with the products. The recall was ordered last week after random testing in Canada turned up a single positive result for listeria. 

    >>
  • PHOTOS: Reward offered as detectives search for truck stolen from murder scene

    PHOTOS: Reward offered as detectives search for truck stolen from murder scene

    Monday, October 23 2017 1:33 PM EDT2017-10-23 17:33:26 GMT

    SPOKANE COUNTY, Wash. - Crime Stoppers is offering a reward for information that helps detectives find a stolen pickup taken from the property of a 2015 murder. 

    >>

    SPOKANE COUNTY, Wash. - Crime Stoppers is offering a reward for information that helps detectives find a stolen pickup taken from the property of a 2015 murder.  The 1994 Toyota extended cab pickup was taken from the property in Colbert where Terry Canfield and his wife and son were murdered in 2015.  "In April 2017 two vehicles, a 1990 Acura and a 1994 Toyota pickup, were reported as stolen," Deputy Mark Gregory said.

    >>