Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather begin their four-city tour today to promote their fight that is scheduled to take place August 26. Today the two fighters will be in Los Angeles, which will be their first visit on the city-tour.
This week they will also visit Toronto, Brooklyn, and London, in that same order. The tour will give fans the chance to hear all of the trash talk between McGregor and Mayweather to entice more fans to attend the fight or buy the event on pay-per-view.
Today’s Los Angeles meeting will begin streaming live at 4 p.m. ET. Ticket info has been limited, but according to ESPN, “Barclays Center officials said Friday they distributed more than 10,000 free tickets in the first three hours of availability.”
Although the fight has an Aug. 26 scheduled date, Ice Cube’s Big3 Basketball Championship is also set to be held that same evening. Cube’s deal with the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas was inked before the Mayweather-McGregor fight was set up.
However, Cube has gone on to say that he may be willing to work something out if the promoters are willing to pay a reasonable price. If they’re able to make that happen, Cube will then move his Big3 event to the MGM Grand which is also located in Vegas.
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Floyd “Money” Mayweather may need the money from the fight just as much as McGregor now due to his recent legal issues with the IRS. Floyd reportedly owes millions in back taxes for the year of 2015.
Mayweather then took to social media to show a statement proving that he paid $26 million in taxes during 2015, and he asked, “What else could they possibly want?”
Believe half of what you see and none of what you hear, especially when it comes to media in this country. While everyone is counting my money and assuming the worst, these are the facts… Uncle Sam, received $26,000,000.00 from me in 2015! What else could they possibly want? I'm sure I would have been notified much sooner if there were any real discrepancies right? Bottom line, everybody just wants to be a part of the "Money May" show, including the IRS! That's fine, you can crunch numbers all day but in the end, my empire is rock solid and intact! Now Calculate That! #TMT #FloydMayweather #TBE #Mayweather
Mayweather has gone on to file a petition with the IRS to request payment of his taxes be extended til after his August fight with McGregor. After receiving another guaranteed $100 million dollar check from his fight with Conor, Floyd should be able to pay the IRS without any issue.
Conor McGregor was asked for his feelings about “Money May’s” tax issue via TMZ. McGregor, of course, had nothing but insults lined up for his upcoming opponent.
“That’s gotta sting,” McGregor said… “He shoulda paid his taxes and stayed retired and kept my name out of his mouth!”
Floyd will get his chance to respond over the next four days as the fighters will be having plenty of face-to-face time on their four-city promotional tour.
Who do you think will win the much-anticipated fight between McGregor and Mayweather?
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