Mayweather-McGregor fight to be shown in cinemas in various markets
The highly-anticipated boxing fight between multiple world champion Floyd Mayweather and mixed martial arts superstar Conor McGregor is to be screened in cinemas around the world as various movie theatre chains have now agreed deals for the event.
Cineplex, the Canada-based movie theatre company, will be showing the fight, which takes place at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on 26 August, at cinemas across the country.
In Australia, Village and Event Cinemas, the Oceania-based cinema chain, has agreed a sub-licensing deal with Fox Sports, the country’s pay-television broadcaster, which holds rights to the fight, to show the event.
Tickets to the screening will cost between A$28 ($22) and A$45.
Last month, cinematic experience company Fathom Events signed a deal with Mayweather Promotions, co-promoters of the fight, to air the event in movie theatres around the USA.
In USA, Showtime is charging $99.99 for its high-definition pay-per-view package, and the pay-TV channel is to work with Joe Hand Promotions to deliver the event to commercial establishments.
Yesterday, the full undercard for the event was revealed, with a WBA light heavyweight title match between Nathan Cleverly and Badou Jack among the feature fights.
That bout will be preceded by an IBF junior lightweight title fight featuring Gervonta Davis and Francisco Fonseca, and a cruiserweight bout between Andrew Tabiti and Steve Cunningham.