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Where to watch the McGregor vs Mayweather fight this month

Catch the upcoming bout between these two international champions at one of these Melbourne bars

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Ready for a rumble? The long-awaited fight between five-division world boxing champion Floyd Mayweather Jr and current UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor is happening in Las Vegas this month. Can’t make it to the US (or swing that hefty ticket price)? No dramas – a bunch of bars around Melbourne will be broadcasting the fight live on the big screen.

It all goes down on Sunday August 27 from 11am. Visit one of the below venues and lucky boxing fans can score a promotional boxing glove to commemorate the event.   

Middle Park Hotel

Watch the epic bout beside Melbourne's longest bartop (it's 70 metres long!) with the fight broadcast live and loud across all five of the Middle Park Hotel's screens. They have a full range of draught beer, cocktails and wines, and you can even book a private booth with your own TV.

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Hawthorn Hotel

The Hawthorn Hotel is pulling out all the stops for this event – including their two massive projector screens and all seven of their TVs, which will be blasting the fight live. Book to reserve your spot in front of either the indoor or beer garden projector screens and enjoy a full range of tap beers, cocktails and wines. 

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The Provincial

Boasting $15 roasts and $5 Bloody Marys, Fitzroy's Imperial Hotel is ideally located in the Brunswick Street shopping, dining and nightlife precinct. This pub has a hard-to-beat atmosphere, so reserve a table ASAP to watch the match up on the big screen.

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Imperial Hotel

The Imperial is a classic sports bar, so there's no surprise they're putting on a helluva show for the Mayweather vs McGregor fight. The match will be broadcast live and loud on every TV in the venue, plus you can grab some fresh air on their winter rooftop after the fight. Book a table to reserve a spot at this pumping CBD pub. 

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Newmarket Hotel

Catch the fight at St Kilda's hidden gem of a pub, the Newmarket. Reserve a table or take your pick of the standing room upstairs, where they'll be playing the fight live on both their TVs and projector screens. Grab some mates and commemorate this epic event. 

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College Lawn Hotel

Prahran's College Lawn is big enough to house a variety of sports-viewing clusters, so it's prime for this headline event. Catch the action on the big screens indoors or outside in their huge beer garden.

 

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