Mayweather-McGregor Undercard

By Caryn A. Tate on August 10, 2017
Mayweather-McGregor Undercard
Nathan Cleverly will be taking on former super middleweight world champion Badou Jack.

The co-feature bout will be Gervonta “Tank” Davis vs. undefeated Francisco Fonseca in Davis’ second title defense…

Two world championship fights have been announced for the undercard of the Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor SHOWTIME PPV taking place on Saturday, August 26 from T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

The pay-per-view broadcast will begin at 9pm ET/6pm PT. The co-feature bout will be Gervonta “Tank” Davis vs. undefeated Francisco Fonseca in Davis’ second title defense.

Also on the card will be WBA light heavyweight champion Nathan Cleverly taking on former super middleweight world champion Badou Jack in Jack’s first bout in the light heavyweight division.

Opening the pay-per-view is undefeated cruiserweight contender Andrew “The Beast” Tabiti vs. two-time world champion Steve “U.S.S.” Cunningham in a 10-round cruiserweight fight for the USBA title.

“What a night this will be for fight fans,” said Leonard Ellerbe, CEO of Mayweather Promotions. “Not only will they witness a first of its kind main event, but they will also see two incredible world title fights, as Mayweather Promotions’ very own current and former world champions go head-to-head in separate bouts. Gervonta Davis is nothing short of pure boxing talent with dynamite power.  Former super middleweight world champion Badou Jack is making his light heavyweight debut, and looking to take the title away from a tough and experienced Nathan Cleverly.  But first, Andrew “The Beast” Tabiti will open the pay-per-view telecast with what I expect to be a magnificent performance.  This diverse card is an epic, international affair stacked with talent.  Make sure you don’t miss the biggest event the sport has ever seen.”

“This undercard includes three meaningful matches featuring fighters we’ve seen develop over the years on SHOWTIME,” said Stephen Espinoza, Executive Vice President and General Manager, SHOWTIME Sports. “Gervonta Davis has fast-tracked himself to stardom on this network, we’ve seen Badou Jack develop from prospect to champion, and we’re now witnessing similar growth with Andrew Tabiti.  We’re excited to watch them compete in tough, competitive matchups on this global stage.”

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