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Mayweather v McGregor: Chaos at media event in Las Vegas

Mayweather v McGregor: Chaos at media event in Las Vegas

Boxing
The opening event of a week of build-up to potentially the most lucrative fight in boxing history produced chaotic scenes in Las Vegas, with Floyd Mayweather booed by unhappy fans. The undefeated American arrived and was barely visible, entering amid a large entourage before being largely hidden on stage by a media scrum. Conor McGregor, his UFC champion challenger, then arrived and made a beeline for an Irish flag in the crowd before performing an impromptu lap of fans, as media and security gave chase. Once on stage, the 29-year-old Irishman said he would be "calm and cold" when he met the former five-weight boxing world champion on Saturday. "He needs to be put to sleep," said McGregor. "He will wake up a better man. I am going to do that for him." This was hype and showm...
Floyd Mayweather v Conor McGregor: Tickets on StubHub for $150,000

Floyd Mayweather v Conor McGregor: Tickets on StubHub for $150,000

Boxing
It is being billed as the biggest (and possibly richest) fight in combat sports history - and tickets are on sale at eye-watering prices. When former five-weight boxing world champion Floyd Mayweather and UFC lightweight title-holder Conor McGregor step into the ring at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on 26 August, some 20,000 people will be in the arena. The scrap for tickets during Monday's release was intense, short-lived and disappointing for the majority. But will anyone be willing to shell out $150,000 (£115,000) to be there? Ticket resale website StubHub has tickets on sale at that price, with several others at a comparatively cheap $100,000 (£75,000). American Mayweather, 40, will come out of retirement to face McGregor in the 29-year-old Irishman's first professional b