Boxing fans around the country are getting pumped for the "Money Fight" featuring Floyd Mayweather, Jr. and Conor "The Notorious" McGregor, who is the current UFC Lightweight Champion. Showtime will host the live event on Saturday, August 26th at 9 pm EST between world professional boxing champ Mayweather and left-handed Irish mixed martial arts champion McGregor. Do you know your options for watching the fight Mayweather McGregorfight in St. Petersburg?
Both fighters have been doing their fair share of trash talking, and the hype has reached a fever pitch. With days to go the fighters are quiet as they prepare for what many consider THE fight to see this year. Former heavy weight champ Mike Tyson chimed in recently to say he thinks McGregor might be killed in his first real professional boxing competition. Can you imagine the shock should McGregor prevail? Where will you be to see it go down?
St Peterburg fans have a couple options to watch the fight at local bars:
Both bars offer you the option to purchase early-bird tickets starting at $10 for which you receive guaranteed entry to watch "The Money Fight." On the night of the big event, the same ticket will cost you $15, based on availability. Space is limited, so we recommend buying now to secure your spot and beat the lines. You must be 21+ to enter.
This 1st Avenue North option is a festive Irish themed bar and restaurant serving excellent pub food, Irish eats and more. A favored hangout for happy hour they've been setting the standard for years. Expect excellent customer service, even on big nights like this one. You'll find three bars manned by bartending artisans ready to concoct your favorite drinks and pull your favorite beers from their more than ample selections. This Sports Bar in St. Petersburg features murals hand-painted by local artists, a stage and dance floor. They have access to the Jannus Live courtyard allowing them to host BIG events like Mayweather vs McGregor - MacDinton's St Pete. Click the link to grab your tickets to the fight.
Located in Downtown St. Pete, spending time at Caddy's is like laying back and relaxing in your living room at home, comfortable and familiar, this restaurant in St. Petersburg features classic All-American burgers, ribs, sandwiches, wings and more. The event begins at 9 pm if you have any questions about your options for the Mayweather vs McGregor at Caddy's on Central call 727-575-7939 or click the event link to buy your tickets today.
Before the title event, the undercard matches feature the WBA light heavyweight title fight. Champion Nathan Cleverly (30-1-3, 16 KOs) will defend his belt against Badou Jack (21-1-2, 12 KOs). Jack is a native of Sweden, he competed for Gambia in the 2008 Olympics and is a former WBC super middleweight champion.
In an IBF junior lightweight matchup, undefeated Gervonta Davis (18-0, 17 KOs), will fight to retain his belt against Costa Rica's Francisco Fonseca (19-0-1, 13 KOs). Also announced was a 10-round cruiserweight bought between Chicago's Andrew Tahbiti (14-0, 12 KOs) and Philadelphia's Steve Cunningham (29-8-1, 13 KOs).
The cost of the "Money Fight" fight makes it prohibitive to carry for most bars and restaurants, big thanks to these two fine establishments for bringing this epic night to local sports fans. So where will you catch the action?