The boxing match of the millennium is about to happen – and Liverpool fight fans have a chance to watch it on a big screen in an electric atmosphere.
Shooters, in the Bierkeller Entertainment Complex, is screening the fight on August 26 between all-time great boxing champion Floyd Mayweather and UFC’s biggest, brashest star Conor McGregor.
After his visit to Liverpool in April, for an appearance at Mansion nightclub and a day at Aintree races for the Grand National, the flamboyant Irishman has a legion of supporters in the city.
They’ll be able to see him go head to head with legend Mayweather – and enjoy VIP seating, drinks and food when the two finally stop swapping insults to exchange punches instead.
The Las Vegas Strip plays host to the eagerly-anticipated fight, which means the action won’t take place until the early hours of the Sunday morning.
But Sean Maguire, general manager of the complex in Liverpool ONE, says they’re expecting die-hard fans to make a memorable night of it.
“This has turned out to be the biggest sporting event of the year so far, and it’s definitely the most talked about,” he said. “They’re two of the most controversial names in sport so it should be a brilliant fight, there’s such a lot of build-up to it, I just hope they put on an incredible show for the fans.”
Sean was among those who got to meet McGregor during his extended stay in Liverpool when he took over the Hilton Hotel with his entourage for a long weekend of hard partying.
He added: “He’s got a massive fan base here, the city seemed to take to him when he came in April, there were hundreds of people following him everywhere, so everyone’s really hyped up about this.
“We’re doing packages for £20 which includes admission, guaranteed VIP table seating to watch the fight and all the build-up on our huge screen, food and beers. They’re selling really fast, and we’ll have some standing room too.
“It’ll be the kind of night which will be fantastic to be a part of and the atmosphere’s going to be amazing. It’s made for a great night and a great show by two of the biggest sportsmen in the world. And the next day Liverpool play Arsenal and it’s a Bank Holiday so we’ve got one enormous weekend planned!”
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