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Watching the big fight tonight on the Coast? Here’s what you need to know

Floyd Mayweather Jr., left, and Conor McGregor face off during weigh-ins Friday, Aug. 25, 2017, in Las Vegas. The two are scheduled to fight in a boxing match Saturday, Aug. 26, 2017.
Floyd Mayweather Jr., left, and Conor McGregor face off during weigh-ins Friday, Aug. 25, 2017, in Las Vegas. The two are scheduled to fight in a boxing match Saturday, Aug. 26, 2017. AP

Fight night has finally arrived.

The event many boxing fans, including those in South Mississippi, have been waiting for while happen tonight when Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor enter the ring at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. According to the AP, up to 50 million people are expected to watch the bout in the US.

Here’s what you need to know about the fight.

Mayweather vs McGregor

Saturday, Aug. 25

Time

The main card is scheduled for 8 p.m.

How to buy the fight

The fight is available on Showtime PPV including the platforms of Direct TV and Dish. The cost to buy the fight is $99.95.

Floyd Mayweather Jr.

Mayweather is 5’8” and weighs 146 pounds. The 40 year old is 49-0 with 26 KOs.

Conor McGregor

McGregor is 5’9” and weighs 155 pounds. The 29 year old is 21-3 with 18 KOs.

The odds

Mayweather -375 and McGregor +285

Want to watch it on the Coast?

Buffalo Wild Wings in Gulfport is selling outdoor seating for $10.

Cinemark 16 is showing the fight on the big screen for $40.

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