'Bron, Drake, Denzel, Diddy +more will invade Vegas next weekend.
We're a little over one week away from the much anticipated megafight between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor, which will go down at the T-Mobile arena in Las Vegas next Saturday, August 26th.
The unprecedented bout has the potential to be the most valuable money fight of all-time, eclipsing Mayweather's and Manny Pacquiao's May 2015 fight which brought in a record $623.5 million. Between ticket sales, ppv buys, sponsorship sales, merchandise sales and betting, it is expected that Mayweather vs. McGregor will certainly be int he $625 million ballpark.
Naturally, it will be a star-studded event that will have A-list celebrities, athletes, artists, actors, business magnates and more coming out in droves.
TMZ Sports recently got their hands on a partial list of celebrities that will be in attendance at the T-Mobile Arena next Saturday, which includes Drake, LeBron James, Denzel Washington, Diddy, Elon Musk and New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft, just to name a few.
Of course, with all of this star power descending upon Las Vegas for the weekend, the after parties throughout the city also figure to be some of the wildest of the year. Floyd Mayweather will be hosting his afterparty at his new strip club, Girl Collection, while Conor McGregor has announced his official post-fight bash at Encore Beach Club, where he has a two year residency.
A-listers like Angelina Jolie, Jamie Foxx, Mark Wahlberg and Rick Ross will also have prime seating when Mayweather and McGregor, equipped with their eight-ounce gloves, step into the ring next weekend.
The Nevada State Athletic Commission recently approved a request by both fighters to switch from 10-ounce gloves to eight-ounce gloves for their 154-pound bout, which some believe favors the UFC champ. McGregor, for one, feels he'll be able to sleep Floyd within two rounds with the smaller gloves on his mitts.
"If we are in 8-ounce gloves, he will be floored multiple times in the first round," McGregor said. "I believe first-round KO in 8-ounce gloves. The fact I can't follow through in MMA and pound the head into the canvas and there's a 10-count in boxing, maybe I'll give him second round. But 8-ounce gloves, he will be done in two."
The sportsbooks in Las Vegas certainly reflect the growing confidence in McGregor, as he is currently listed at +450, a far cry from the +1100 underdog he opened up as.