Former Mixed Martial Arts(MMA) and UFC star Dan Hardy will join Sky Sports Box Office for the upcoming bout between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor in Las Vegas. Hardy will join former boxing world champions Carl Froch and Johnny Nelson in the studio and commentary booth, as the worlds of boxing and MMA collide.
Nicknamed ‘The Outlaw’, Hardy is a pioneer of British MMA and his skills have led him to the top of the UFC welterweight division, competing for the world title in 2010. As an analyst and commentator on the night, Hardy will give viewers expert analysis of the sport, the skills that translate to boxing, and McGregor’s career to date.
Sky Sports Head of Boxing Adam Smith said:“It’s great to add someone with Dan’s knowledge of MMA to our coverage. McGregor’s legendary status in UFC, and the intricacies of the sport itself, are two incredibly important stories to tell – I’m sure Dan will do that brilliantly.”
With a record of 21 wins in 24 fights, McGregor faces an opponent with a perfect record of 49 wins from 49 fights. Should Mystic Mac deny Mayweather his 50th win, it will be considered one of sport’s greatest upsets.
Dan Hardy added: “”The 26th of August will be an historic night for boxing and Mixed Martial Arts, and probably the biggest combat sports event of our lifetime. Sky Sports Box Office is renowned for putting on huge fight nights, and I am honoured to be joining the team out in Las Vegas. Just to be in the ‘Fight Capital’ on that night will be a special experience, and I am very grateful for the opportunity to add a little of my MMA knowledge to the broadcast.”
Ahead of the fight, Sky Sports viewers will be able to enjoy a range of support programming across both TV channels and digital platforms, in addition to all the pre-fight build up from behind the scenes.
The fight is another part of a huge year of boxing on Sky Sports Box Office, which has already seen Anthony Joshua crowned the unified heavyweight champion of the world after defeating Wladimir Klitschko at Wembley Stadium.
The cost of the event will be £19.95 / €24.95 across all forms of booking up until midnight Friday 25 August. From then on the cost will still be £19.95 / €24.95 if bookings are made via remote control and online, but will cost £24.95 / €29.95 if booked via the phone. Please note an additional £2 / €2 booking fee still applies if bookings are made via a telephone agent. Cable customers please contact your operator for booking information.
Mayweather-McGregor ticket information
Live Event Tickets for Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor Event Go On Sale Monday, July 24 at 1 p.m. ET/10 a.m. PT
Interested Fans Apply For Opportunity To Buy Via Ticketmaster Verified Fan®; Registration Ends on Thursday, July 20 at 10 p.m. PT
LAS VEGAS (July 19, 2017) – Tickets for the unprecedented showdown between boxing legend Floyd “Money” Mayweather and UFC® champion “The Notorious” Conor McGregor,taking place Saturday, Aug. 26 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, will go on sale Monday, July 24 at 1 p.m. ET/10 a.m. PT.
The promotion is teaming up with Ticketmaster Verified Fan®to ensure that tickets go to the fight fans who demanded this matchup and knockout any bots or scalpers attempting to buy tickets. The program gives fans the opportunity to receive a unique offer code and link to use when purchasing tickets for the historic event. To receive a code, fans must first be verified through the registration process. Registering does not guarantee you will receive a code, nor have the ability to purchase tickets. Only fans who receive a unique code will have the chance to purchase tickets on a first-come, first-served basis. Tickets are limited to two (2) per offer code for the Mayweather vs. McGregor event. For more information on Ticketmaster Verified Fan®, click HERE.
Interested fans can apply for Ticketmaster Verified Fan® by clicking HERE. Registration closes on Thursday, July 20 at 10 p.m. PT.
“It is vital that we provide our fans with a fair opportunity to purchase tickets to this unprecedented event taking place on August 26th between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor,” said Leonard Ellerbe, CEO of Mayweather Promotions. “This is a fight derived from the fans and should be available to be enjoyed by fans. It was necessary for us to partner with Ticketmaster Verified Fan® for an event at this magnitude to provide everyone with a safe worry-free method to purchase tickets.”
For the 5th year in a row, The Floyd Mayweather Jr. Foundation’s Back-2-School Giveaway opened its doors to hundreds of families in the Las Vegas community this past Saturday, August 5th, making this the biggest event to date with over 700 families in attendance! The giveaway was held at West Flamingo Park and presented by The Floyd Mayweather Jr. Foundation and Mayweather Promotions joined by The Mayweather Promotions’ fighters. Families were entertained all day from with entertainment, giveaways, and each child left with a backpack filed with school supplies.
The event was emceed and DJ’d by Hot 97.5 FM DJ Miles who opened the event and entertained the crowd all day. The backpack giveaway area was staffed fighters who included: Badou Jack, Andrew Tabiti, Ishe Smith, Kevin Newman, Charvis Holifield, Ashley Theophane, and Lionell Thompson giving away backpacks to each of the kids throughout the day. The event was also accompanied by activities such as: face painting, physical activities courtesy of The YMCA of Southern Nevada, and science experiments by Discovery Children’s Museum. Food was provided by Sammy’s Woodfired Pizza, Snowie Iced Shave, Papa John’s Pizza, Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, and Sauced Food Truck.
Students presenting a local library card & in grades 5-12 were given a chance to win a brand-new laptop & printer. A total of six participants walked away perfectly suited to start the school year off on the right track with a laptop, printer, and memory card!
The successful outcome of our annual giveaway is a testament to the influence our organization has in the community, said Nicole Craig, President of The Floyd Mayweather Jr. Foundation. Education is one of the key areas that The Floyd Mayweather Jr. Foundation focuses on, and we look to come back next year with new goals for greater reach!
“To see how much this event has grown and witness how it comes together each year is absolutely amazing! We had to move the event to a bigger and more open location, and we thank the Parks of Clark County and West Flamingo Park for welcoming our organization and allowing us to serve to the families in our community, said Leonard Ellerbe, CEO of Mayweather Promotions.
The Back-2-School Giveaway 2017 would not be possible without the collective efforts of their wonderful sponsors and supporters.
“It’s always great to be able to give back to the kids, said Badou Jack, former Super Middleweight World Champion. They are our future.”
This event is designed to offer assistance to children and families with the intention of making a positive impact, further their education, and benefit the community as a whole. To get involved with The Floyd Mayweather Jr. Foundation in future events, visit: http://tfmjf.org/connect/.