After months of hype and trash talk, Floyd “Money” Mayweather and Conor McGregor will face off in the boxing ring at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas this Saturday. The build up for this fight has been going on for almost a year, with the two fighters recently embarking on a world-wide publicity tour that included some truly spectacular trash talk (warning: video below is NSFW)
While McGregor probably gets the edge in trash-talk, most believe the smart money is on Mayweather. Despite coming out of retirement, Mayweather is the heavy favourite. He was an unprecedented 49-0 in his boxing career, and most experts don’t give McGregor a chance against on of the all-time boxing greats.
That being said, the fight is expected to be one of the most lucrative of all time. Between ticket sales, Pay-Per-View revenue, sponsorships and betting, it’s expected the fight could generate close to $600 million.
Will you be watching? And who’s your money on?