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.
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.
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.
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.