As demand for one of the most anticipated boxing matches in history grows, the powers that be are getting more creative in the ways they will deliver the event to fans.
ESPN reports that the Floyd Mayweather vs Conor McGregor mega-match will now be shown in movie theaters across the country, in addition to home pay-per-view.
Fathom Events and Mayweather Promotions have joined forces to bring the event to the big screen on August 26th, along with the accompanying undercard. The cost will be around $40 per ticket.
"The buzz that my fight against Conor McGregor is getting has been great already, so what better way to watch this larger than life event than on the big screen? We brought boxing back to movie theaters eight years ago and it was a huge success," Mayweather said. "But this event is on a different level and I'm so glad we are giving fans another way to see all the action. Grab your popcorn because this is a fight no one will want to miss."
A list of participating theaters can be found at FathomEvents.com.
"We are excited to once again partner with Mayweather Promotions and all promotional partners to be part of what is shaping up to be the most anticipated matchup in years," Fathom Events vice president of programming Kymberli Frueh said. "Since our first bout broadcast to cinemas, fans of boxing and MMA have come together and enjoyed a larger-than-life ring-side experience on the biggest screens around. This will certainly be one for the history books for fans and all involved."