Want to watch the big fight next month between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor, but don’t want to pay the $100 pay-per-view fee?
There’s another cost-cutting option now.
And it’s legal.
And you’ll be able to watch the boxing match on the big screen.
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Fathom Events and Mayweather Promotions announced on Tuesday that the Mayweather-vs.-McGregor fight on Aug. 26 will be broadcast at select movie theaters throughout the country, including at Edwards Fresno Stadium 22 at River Park in northeast Fresno.
“I’m so glad we are giving fans another way to see all the action,” Mayweather told ESPN. “Grab your popcorn because this is a fight no one will want to miss.”
Ticket prices will vary, set by each theater owner.
But Fathom Events told ESPN they likely will be around $40 per person.
The Edwards Fresno Stadium 22 at River Park is the only theater in the Fresno area scheduled to show the boxing bout between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor.
The River Park location is the only theater in the Fresno area scheduled to show the fight.
It’ll also be shown at Bakersfield Stadium 14 and Stockton City Center 16.
Those watching the fight from the theater can expect to watch the same pay-per-view broadcast viewers at home will see, which will including the under-card fights.
The anticipated showdown pits a highly accomplished-but-aging boxer in Mayweather vs. a skilled, mixed-martial-arts fighter but novice boxer in McGregor.
But their popularity, trash-talking and promoting ability has generated so much buzz, the fight is being marketed as “the two biggest names in their sport take center stage for a once in a lifetime sports spectacle.”
Tickets to watch the fight live from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas rival prices to attend a Super Bowl, ranging from $1,789 to $45,000 on Stubhub.com.
Tickets from this past Super Bowl between the Atlanta Falcons and New England Patriots sold for $4,744 to $74,928.