MAYWEATHER-MCGREGOR PPV BOUTS ANNOUNCED
Press Release: Two world title fights on are part of the three boxing matches that will be part of the Mayweather vs. McGregor Showtime Pay-Per-View undercard on Saturday, Aug. 26th from T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. The four-fight event, beginning live at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT, will include undefeated Gervonta “Tank” Davis making the second defense of his IBF 130-pound championship against undefeated Francisco Fonseca; WBA regular light heavyweight title holder Nathan Cleverly defending title against former WBC 168-pound champion Badou Jack, who is stepping up in weight; and undefeated cruiserweight hopeful Andrew “The Beast” Tabiti taking on former two-time world champion Steve “U.S.S.” Cunningham in a ten-round cruiserweight contest.
“What a night this will be for fight fans,” said Leonard Ellerbe, CEO of Mayweather Promotions. “Not only will they witness a first of its kind main event, but they will also see two incredible world title fights, as Mayweather Promotions’ very own current and former world champions go head-to-head in separate bouts. Gervonta Davis is nothing short of pure boxing talent with dynamite power. Former super middleweight world champion Badou Jack is making his light heavyweight debut, and looking to take the title away from a tough and experienced Nathan Cleverly. But first, Andrew “The Beast” Tabiti will open the pay-per-view telecast with what I expect to be a magnificent performance. This diverse card is an epic, international affair stacked with talent. Make sure you don’t miss the biggest event the sport has ever seen.”
“This undercard includes three meaningful matches featuring fighters we’ve seen develop over the years on Showtime,” said Stephen Espinoza, Executive Vice President and General Manager of Showtime Sports. “Gervonta Davis has fast-tracked himself to stardom on this network, we’ve seen Badou Jack develop from prospect to champion, and we’re now witnessing similar growth with Andrew Tabiti. We're excited to watch them compete in tough, competitive match-ups on this global stage."