- 27 Jul 17
Irish fight fans will now be hoping that cinemas here follow in the footsteps and show the Notorious One's fight live on the big screens here too.
It was announced last night that US cinemas will screen the Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather boxing exhibition match on 26 August. It will be the cheapest way to watch it live too - with tickets "only" costing around $40 according to media reports.
"Mayweather Promotions is very proud of its longstanding partnership with Fathom Events and we're glad to be able to once again bring a Floyd Mayweather fight to movie theaters nationwide," Mayweather Promotions CEO Leonard Ellerbe told ESPN.
"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."
Speaking about the the big fight hitting US cinema, Mayweather says: "The buzz that my fight against Conor McGregor is getting has been great already, so what better way to watch this larger than life event than on the big screen?
"We brought boxing back to movie theaters eight years ago and it was a huge success, but this event is on a different 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 want to miss."