Well, the weigh-in was quite a spectacle.
Just one day before they were to meet in one of the year’s most anticipated sporting events, Connor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather had their weigh-in in Las Vegas.
McGregor came to the ring with customized Beats By Dre headphones in the green and orange his native Ireland with Biggie Smalls rapping “Hypnotize” as his theme music. He wore flip up glasses and the Irish flag wrapped around his shirtless chest.
Mayweather wore a white T-shirt, white hat and came out to a lot more boos than McGregor. His theme music was Phil Collins’ “In The Air Tonight.” And once Floyd got to the ring, the boos got louder. Mayweather lives in Las Vegas.
McGregor weighted in at 153. Mayweather weighed 1491/2. When the boxers came together face to face, Mayweather said nothing while McGregor was almost manic, screaming at him and preening for the crowd.
Afterwards, social media was all aflutter.
Showtime will broadcast the fight on pay-per-view beginning at 9 p.m. Saturday, with the charge going for between $90 and $100. The fight is expected to be the richest in boxing history, topping the 2015 fight between Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao, which did more than $600 million in total revenue, including $4.6 million in pay-per-view and $72.2 million at the gate.
Saturday’s fight, being held in Las Vegas, is also doing big betting business. Mayweather-Pacquiao delivered about $50 million worth of betting action. Bookmakers expect Saturday’s fight to top $60 million in betting action.
And ultimately, most of the experts and many of the fans still expect the same thing: Floyd to win.