Wanna watch Floyd Mayweather box Conor McGregor, but don’t wanna shell out $99.99 for the pay-per-view broadcast?
How about spending roughly $40 to watch the August 26 match in a movie theater near you?
Mayweather Promotions has partnered with Fathom Events to air the event live in movie theaters across the country. Fans can watch the undercard, as well as the main event between the combat sports icons.
The feed will be an exact mirror of the Showtime PPV telecast.
“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 told ESPN.com. “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.”
Theater owners will determine how much they will charge to watch the historic event at their facility, but the price is expected to hover around $40.
The good news is that you now won’t have to drop a Benjamin to watch the fight. The bad news is that most movie theaters don’t serve alcohol…
Furthermore, this is a good idea for individuals who are hellbent on watching the scrap. However, most people usually have people over to their homes and everyone chips in to lower the cost per person. And there’s alcohol that way!
Go to FathomEvents.com for a list of theaters showing Mayweather vs. McGregor.