American boxing fans who want to watch Floyd Mayweather’s fight with Conor McGregor but aren’t keen on paying $99.95 to watch on pay-per-view have other choice – observing in a cinema instead.
Fathom Events and Mayweather Promotions have declared that the Las Vegas super-fight fight in Mayweather and McGregor will be screened live at movie theaters almost the country.
Tickets are being sold in advance of August 26 for $40, and the broad-cast of the event will be uniform to the $99 PPV telecast.
“The humming that my fight in opposition to Conor McGregor is getting has been grand already, so what better way to watch this larger than life event than on the big screen?” Mayweather commented upon the announcement of the broadcast.
“We brought boxing back to movie theatres eight years ago and it was a huge success. But this event is on a various level and I’m so glad we are giving fans another way to see all the action. Grab your popcorn because this is a fight no one will shortage to miss.”
This isn’t the first time that one of Mayweather’s fights has been screened live at movie theaters, with a number of his victories – together with over Canelo Alvarez and Manny Pacquiao – also hitting the big screen.
“Mayweather Promotions is very proud of its lasting fellowship with Fathom Events and we’re glad to be able to once again bring a Floyd Mayweather fight to movie theaters nationwide,” added Leonard Ellerbe, the CEO of Mayweather Promotions.
“If you can’t make it to T-Mobile Arena, but want to feel like you’re sitting ringside, watching this mega-event on the big screen will be an experience fans won’t want to miss.”
“We are excited to once again associate with Mayweather Promotions and all promotional partners to be part of what is implementation up to be the most anticipated match up in years,” Fathom Events vice president of programming Kimberly Fuehrer said.
“Since our first bout broadcasting to cinema , fans of boxing and MAM have come together and enjoyed a larger-than-life ring-side experience on the maximal screens around. This will needs be one for the story books for fans and all engaged.”