Saturday 26th August 2017

Event of the day

Our event of the day...

is the fight between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. This unique event will see MMA specialist and UFC Lightweight Champion McGregor turn his attention to boxing, as the Irishman makes his professional debut in the ring this evening. Since making his UFC debut in April 2013, McGregor has established a record of nine wins from ten fights, his only defeat coming from a fight with Nate Diaz in March 2016. A rematch between the pair ended with McGregor beating Diaz on points which was the highest selling pay-per-view in UFC history.

The illustrious career of Mayweather has seen him emerge victorious from all 49 professional boxing fights he has previously been involved in – 26 of which have been won by knockout. Another victory for the American will see him surpass the incredible 49-0 record kept by the late Rocky Marciano. The impressive record of Mayweather has not deterred McGregor however, who has vowed to knock the American out within the opening one or two rounds. Mayweather has been knocked to the canvas just once during his career, in a fight with Carlos Hernandez in 2001 – Floyd went on to win the fight by unanimous decision. It is all set-up for a thrilling night of action and entertainment in Las Vegas.

Honourable mentions...

around the globe go to the second round of the 2017 Rugby Championship, with Australia set to face New Zealand at the Forsyth Barr Stadium in Dunedin, New Zealand. The Wallabies will be eager to overturn last week’s miserable result after being beaten 54-34 in round one of the championship which took place at the ANZ Stadium in Sydney. Argentina host South Africa at the Estadio Padre Ernesto Martearena in Salta.

The Women’s Rugby World Cup concludes with England taking on New Zealand in the final at the Kingspan Stadium, Belfast. The 2017 Challenge Cup final is being played between Hull FC and Wigan Warriors at Wembley. The 2017/18 Premier League continues, with Leicester travelling to take on Manchester United at Old Trafford. The final round of the AFL continues, with the game of the day being the Geelong Cats versus the Greater Western Sydney Giants at Simonds Stadium. The Vuelta a España continues with a 199.5km hilly stage from Hellín to Xorret de Catí. It is the second day of the 2nd test match between England and the West Indies at Headingley.

Whatever you’re watching, enjoy!


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