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The world of movies is full of fantastic boxing rivalries. From Rocky Balboa and Ivan Drago to Adonis Creed and Ricky Conlan (not to mention countless others outside of the Rocky universe), the world of combat sports has easily lent itself to the silver screen over the years. Now, with one of the most highly anticipated matches in recent memory on the horizon, it looks like that idea will soon go one step further. Get ready for a huge match, boxing fans, because the Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor fight is coming to select movie theaters all across the country.
We already had a feeling that the Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor match would fill sports bars and living rooms all over the world, but if you are looking for a truly cinematic experience, then you are going to want to check out the upcoming melee on the silver screen. With that in mind, Fathom Events has officially announced ticket sales (costing $40 a pop) for the landmark boxing match that will see the UFC Champion go up against the undefeated world boxing champion on August 26. Boxing is already one of the most cinematic sports out there, and it looks like that idea is about to go to the next level.
As for availability of locations, there's certainly no shortage of theaters showing the major sporting event. In fact, most major cities between Los Angeles and New York have tickets available. Take a look at the official Fathom Events page for the fight to see if any screenings are happening in your immediate area. If you happen to have a screening near you, then this is likely an event that you won't want to miss when the punches finally start to fly.
With regards to pricing, seeing the fight in a theater could potentially be a steal -- depending on how many people you plan on watching with. Watching the fight at home on pay-per-view will cost roughly $100, and a single ticket to watch the match in the arena could run you anywhere from $500 to $10,000. By comparison, a $40 ticket for the silver screen showing doesn't seem so bad.
As excited as we are to see Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor face off on the silver screen, it is also not surprising to see Fathom Events put on a show like this. With more people opting not to go to the movies for traditional films (for a variety of reasons), alternative content like live sports, theater productions, and even animated films (particularly DC Animation's recent theatrical release of The Killing Joke) has helped carve out a new niche. The silver screen is not just for conventional movies anymore; it can also specifically cater to people looking for something slightly different in their local movie theater.
CinemaBlend will bring you more information related to the theatrical screenings of the Floyd Mayweather/Conor McGregor fight as new details become available. Tickets for the 4-hour event are currently available, so make sure to get yours and watch the bloody battle on August 26. As for this year's more traditional theatrical releases, make sure to take a look at our 2017 movie premiere guide as well!