Update: Day 3 of the MayMac world tour continues in Brooklyn, New York on Thursday, July 13. Watch the live stream here.
The Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor press tour is officially underway after starting Tuesday in Los Angeles. It heads to Toronto, Canada on Wednesday and was scheduled to start at 6 p.m. ET. The beginning of the press conference was delayed, with Showtime saying fans were still streaming inside to watch it.
Coverage of the event will be streamed live on YouTube via Showtime, as well as by the UFC. Television coverage will be provided by Fox Sports 2 and the event will also be streamed on the Fox Sports GO App.
While the boxing match between the two stars on Aug. 26 is still more than a month away, the buzz surrounding the fight ramped up Tuesday when the pair met face to face for the first time.
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McGregor guaranteed that Mayweather will be unconscious within four rounds.
Mayweather promised a knockout of his own — telling McGregor he can either leave the ring on his back or on his face.
But there are still plenty of reasons to continue to watch the press tour as it rolls into Canada, before hitting Brooklyn and London on Thursday and Friday, respectively.
For one, there are going to be eyes on the attire of both fighters. McGregor wore a suit that was pinstriped with dozens of “fuck you’s” and clowned Mayweather for wearing a track suit. What does the wardrobe look like for both for the remainder of the week?
More importantly, though, are questions about the formats of the remaining press conferences. In the world of mixed martial arts, McGregor turned them into spectacles with quick retorts to claims and comments made by other fighters. In Los Angeles, he didn’t have that opportunity.
Instead the presser opened with lengthy speeches from boxing promoters in front of an impatient crowd. When McGregor interrupted Mayweather’s turn for a speech, his microphone was cut.
It didn’t stop McGregor from shining in the moment or Mayweather from stepping out of character a bit to play showman for the Staples Center crowd. But the highlight of the day was likely the banter between McGregor and Floyd Mayweather Sr., who crashed the media Q&A portion of the Irishman’s day.
Either the format of the press tour will be changed or McGregor will have to adjust to a style that he didn’t anticipate or prepare much for. In Toronto, we’ll get our second look at the two facing off and it promises to offer plenty more quotes and sound bites.