The most anticipated combat showdown in recent history is nearly upon us. The fight, set to break records, and will see boxing legend Floyd Mayweather – undefeated in his professional career – take on notorious UFC star and champion Conor McGregor.
So why is this fight receiving so much attention, and what makes it stand out? Well, this is the first of its kind. American professional boxer Floyd Mayweather has won all 49 professional fights he has participated in, while the Irish Conor McGregor, schooled in the mixed-martial art style of UFC, is the reigning UFC Lightweight champion.
The stage has been set at the T-Mobile arena in Las Vegas for Saturday night’s much-hyped fight, meaning that for viewers in Cape Town, this will take place at 5am on Sunday, 27 August.
You can bet that there will be a few local bars and pubs who will remain open to televise the clash. It has been said that SuperSport will be crossing over to proceedings at 1am, so if you’re planning to make a late night of it – or rather a super early start to the day – these are the best places to watch the Mayweather vs McGregor fight in Cape Town.
FIREMAN’S ARMS (25 Buitengracht St & Mechau St, De Waterkant)
TRENCHTOWN (96 Station Rd, Observatory)
VILLIANS ALE HOUSE (38 Hout St, Cape Town)
MADISON AVENUE (11 Mechau St, Cape Town)
Please note that as per local law, alcohol is not permitted to be sold after 2am.