Where to watch Floyd Mayweather v Conor McGregor in Dubai

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Floyd Mayweather will take on Conor McGregor in what has been dubbed as the fight of the century at the MGM Arena in Las Vegas on Saturday, August 26 (early Sunday 27 UAE time).

Both fighters are predicted to earn up to AED 367 million from the bout, making it the most lucrative fight in boxing history.

For those wanting to catch the fight in Dubai, it’ll be an early start with venues opening their doors from as early as 3am. The exact time of the fight is yet to be announced.

Are you excited for Mayweather vs McGregor? Make sure you check out some of these venues.

Let us know where you will be watching the fight on our Twitter and Facebook pages.

BARASTI

Where: Le Meridien Mina Seyahi Beach Resort, Al Sufouh Road – Jumeirah Beach
Doors Open: 6am
Promotions: 
AED 80 for England breakfast with coffee, tea or juice
Contact details: 043181313 
Social media: 
Facebook

One of the best venues in Dubai to watch the fight of the decade.

The beach bar will be showing the fight on its giant screen, with doors opening at 6am.

BIDI BONDI

Where: The Palm Shoreline
Doors Open: 6am
Promotions: 
AED 75 for eggs, mushrooms, sausages, beans, turkey bacon and tomatoes, plus coffee or juice
Contact details: 
044270515
Social media: 
Facebook

An Australian sports bar located on Palm Jumeirah, Bodi Bondi has 14 TVs and two giants screen screens to allow for a more cinematic view of the fight.

A lively atmosphere is guaranteed.

KICKERS

Where: Dubai Sports City
Doors Open: 6am
Promotions: AED 85 for eggs, sausages, beans, tomatoes, pastries and unlimited coffee and tea
Contact details: 044481592
Social media: 
Facebook

The fun will continue this summer as Kickers shifts indoors for the fight. It’s a great chance to unwind after a hectic weekend, while at the same time, enjoying the live boxing and some high quality entertainment.

LOCK, STOCK  & BARREL

Where: 8th Floor, Grand Millennium Hotel Dubai, Tecom, Dubai
Doors Open: 6am
Promotions: AED 125 for a Vegas style breakfast and unlimited coffee and tea
Contact details: 0568347286
Social media: Facebook

Tecom’s newest bar quickly gained a reputation for its plethora of sports screens combined with an on-trend urban vibe, which is the perfect to watch the football.

The 8,000sqm venue encompasses 11 TV screens, two fully stocked bars, one music stage and a lovely breakfast menu to keep you energised for the fight.

MCGETTIGANS, DUBAI AND ABU DHABI

Where: JLT, Madinat Jumeirah, World Trade Centre (all Dubai) and Al Raha Beach Hotel (Abu Dhabi)
Doors Open: 6am
Promotions: AED 79 for a signature breakfast with toast 
Contact details: 
043780800
Social media: 
McGettigans

Get yourself prepped for the big fight with a large Irish breakfast with toast and coffee.

If you’re a McGregor fan then this is the place to take in the fight.

ORIGINAL WINGS AND RINGS

Where: Dubai International Financial Centre
Doors Open: 6am
Promotions: AED 150 for an American breakfast or main course – with a soft drink or coffee
Contact: 
043596900
Facebook: 
Original Wings & Rings

Kick back and enjoy one of the biggest sporting events of the year at Original Wings and Rings.

Watch it the American way, with a classic breakfast or main course – both with a soft drink – for AED 150

PERRY AND BLACKWELDER’S

Where: Madinat Jumeirah
Doors Open: 3am
Promotions: AED 60 for breakfast dishes with unlimited coffee
Contact: 
043666197
Facebook: 
Perry and Blackwelder

With unlimited coffee and delicious breakfast bites from AED 60, Chef Tony has also whipped up a week-long special of Money Cakes, a delicious cheesecake, topped with 100 dollar bills, available in two flavours; Irish cream and P&B.

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Amir Khan says he has cleared the air with Anthony Joshua after the heavyweight champion was unwittingly drawn into a bizarre row between Khan and his wife.

Last week Khan stated his intention to split from wife Faryal in a series of angry tweets, which saw Joshua repeatedly name checked.

Joshua was quick to distance himself from the situation and on Friday, Faryal Makhdoom Khan posted on Twitter that her husband had been sent “fake screenshots” alleging that her and Joshua had been speaking, adding that the two “have never even met”.

She added that “it’s all cleared up now” and Amir Khan tweeted Joshua to say: “Glad all is cleared up and all lies. I got angry like any man would. No truth to it. Good to know. All the best.”

Joshua, who reacted to the initial incident with good humour by tweeting a video of Shaggy’s ‘It Wasn’t Me’, replied: “Apology accepted”.

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Vasyl Lomachenko is not No1 pound-for-pound... yet

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Turning bullying into an art form, Vasyl Lomachenko forced yet another fighter to quit on Saturday as he retained his WBO super-featherweight title with a tortuous display of genius against Miguel Marriaga.

For the third straight fight, the Ukrainian teased and tormented his opponent into surrender as Marriaga failed to make it off his stool for the eighth round.

The Colombian simply had no answer, out of sync, off balance and twice floored, Lomachenko was in complete control at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.

His mastery of the sweet science is well documented but the level of authority he commands over his opponents is borderline abusive.

Indeed, Marriaga is a solid fighter, a two-time title challenger who welted both of Lomachenko’s eyes and landed hard body shots.

But when the Ukraine native brought to life the brutal reality of their yawning technical abilities the cognitive collapse was the equivalent of watching Chinese water torture.

The 29-year-old perpetually tapped his feet and then his fists in the early rounds before decking the challenger with a left cross in the third session.

As Marriaga rose to his feet, Lomachenko taunted him by pinning himself into the corner, inviting punches only to slip and slide away as the round rang out.

Vasyl Lomachenko (R) taunts Miguel Marriaga

A clash of heads in the fourth saw him cut for the first time since his pro debut but it didn’t slow his oppressive urge to get behind the 30-year-old’s high guard using his otherworldly footwork and precise punches.

By the seventh stanza, Lomachenko was in full flow and after nearly three minutes of punishment, earned another knockdown with a swinging left hand to close the round.

No knockout followed but the tortuous exercise was complete and Lomachenko had the answer he needed as Marriaga’s corner said “no mas”.

Vasyl Lomachenko exchanges punches with Miguel Marriaga

The question now is who’s next?

“For me it doesn’t matter,” Lomachenko said post-fight. “I will fight anybody. I want to fight, and I want to unify titles. [If I fight Guillermo] Rigondeaux I think it looks the same as [the fight with Marriaga].

“It is not my job [to find opponents]. My job is to work my best boxing in the ring.”

Right now his boxing is among the best in the world, although Teddy Atlas, who was commentating ringside for ESPN, zealously claiming he’s No1 pound-for-pound is still slightly premature.

It’s hard not to get carried away with Lomachenko as he sweeps fans and fighters off their feet but No1 on the planet he is not – not yet anyway.

His record is an impressive one, a world title in his third pro fight, a two-weight champion in just his seventh and an absurd 396-1 amateur record.

What blocks his path to the No1 zenith is the level of victims when compared to the widely recognised P4P supremo Andre Ward.

Gary Russell Jr and Nicholas Walters remain the only fringe elite-level scalps on his resume but a clash with the supremely gifted 122lbs king Rigondeaux could offer the opportunity to plug that hole.

“I think there’s a few guys. There’s Rigondeaux if he answers Dino’s call,” said Lomachenko’s Top Rank promoter Bob Arum as he explained that he and Dino Duva of Rigondeaux’s promoter Roc Nation Sports had “sort of agreed on a number [of dollars] but the kid won’t get on the phone with Dino”.

“There’s [Orlando] Salido and there’s [Miguel] Berchelt, who has a world title. We’ll get guys in with Lomachenko. You just have to pay them.”

More often than not, though, his opponents end up paying for it in the ring.

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