We are just one day away from Saturday’s superfight between Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather, but there’s a final bit of housekeeping to do. The official weigh-in takes place at 6 p.m. ET and is likely the last time Mayweather and McGregor will be face-to-face before they meet in the boxing ring the next night.
Showtime has live TV coverage of the weigh-in, but if you don’t have access to the premium channel, you’re in luck. The weigh-in is being streamed online on both the Showtime and UFC official YouTube channels.
Unless something strange happens, the actual weigh-in is expected to go off without a hitch. Neither Mayweather nor McGregor is in much danger of missing the 154-pound weight limit, given that they both have extensive experience fighting at or lower than that level. McGregor first made his name fighting in UFC’s 145-pound featherweight division, while Mayweather spent most of his career boxing as a welterweight. He weighed in at 147 pounds for his last fight against Andre Berto in 2015.
Mayweather “retired” after the Berto fight, but he’s coming back for a big-money bout with McGregor, who’s making his pro boxing debut after a decorated career in MMA. The novelty of the matchup, along with the fiery personalities involved, could make this one of the most-bought PPV fights of all time, even with the obvious mismatch on paper. McGregor is a gifted striker with KO power at the MMA level, but going up against a boxer is a whole different story — especially a talent like Mayweather, who is 49-0 and arguably the best defensive boxer of all time.
It will be surprising if McGregor holds his own in the fight, and genuinely shocking if he actually wins. We’ll see how this whole thing plays out Saturday, but for now, here’s the pertinent information for the weigh-in.
How to watch Mayweather vs. McGregor weigh-in
Time: Friday, Aug. 25, 6 p.m. ET
Online: Showtime, UFC