WATCH LIVE: Mayweather-McGregor press conference streaming from Toronto

Mayweather vs McGregor Streaming Pay per view 26 August 2017: The second of four consecutive behind-the-microphone meetings ahead of fight week, Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor will square off for their next official press conference at approximately 5:30 p.m. ET on Wednesday. Watch it live in the video player above (explicit language is likely). You can also watch on CBS Sports Network or any CBS Sports app. Click here to stream it live if the above player is not loading. Mayweather and McGregor will lock verbal horns live from the Budweiser Stage in Toronto. Free tickets for the event have all been claimed, so the only way to catch it now is on your screens. Showtime Sports announcer Mauro Ranallo will host coverage with live analysis immediately following the event. Return to CBS Sports on Thursday at 6:30 p.m. ET and Friday at 2 p.m. ET for the other two press conferences. The Mayweather-McGregor 12-round super welterweight fight pits the former pound-for-pound boxing king against the UFC’s lightweight champion. It will go down live on Saturday, Aug. 26, at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas and be available live on Showtime pay-per-view for $89.95 ($99.95 in high definition).

Mayweather vs McGregor Streaming Pay per view 26 August 2017

Mayweather vs McGregor

McGregor arrived dressed to impress — although today’s suit didn’t have anything written on it — while Mayweather was again happy to sport a more casual look. The boxing champion danced his way on-stage in a black T-shirt and cap and it wasn’t long before the two men were nose-to-nose trash-talking. Fight fans were again merciless with Showtime executive Stephen Espinoza when he opened the event — booing so loud it was hard to hear him. McGregor appeared a little unprepared for the format of boxing press conferences at yesterday’s opener — but he was on fire today. He opened by asking “does this microphone work?” after having his switched off while Mayweather spoke in LA. He then led the audience in a chant of “f*** the Mayweathers!” before turning his attention to “weasel” Espinoza. “F*** Showtime!” he said. McGregor also thumbed his nose at criticism he was racist yesterday, repeating his demand Mayweather “dance for me boy”.
He again nailed Mayweather’s outfit, saying he looked like a “12-year-old break dancer b****”.

“You’re 40 f***ing years of age. Learn to dress,” McGregor said. “You’re carrying a schoolbag on stage. What do you need a schoolbag for? You can’t even read!”
The crowd was completely pro-McGregor — and as Mayweather took his turn to speak began chanting “pay your taxes”. Mayweather’s attempts to lead another “hard work, dedication” chant fell flat, but he did draw McGregor in to agreeing to bet his whole fight purse on the result. We’ll see if that was just talking. Mayweather tempted fate by draping an Irish flag around his shoulders. “You do something with that flag I’ll f*** you up,” McGregor said. The Irishman grabbed Mayweather’s backpack and opened it — and didn’t find as much cash as he expected. “$5000, that’s it?” he said. This was a win for McGregor but Mayweather brushed it off. “You’ve got to understand, I’m not phased by this,” he said. “The fans can’t fight for him … I’ve been through this so many times.”

More importantly, though, are questions about the formats of the remaining press conferences. In the world of mixed martial arts, McGregor turned them into spectacles with quick retorts to claims and comments made by other fighters. In Los Angeles, he didn’t have that opportunity. Instead the presser opened with lengthy speeches from boxing promoters in front of an impatient crowd. When McGregor interrupted Mayweather’s turn for a speech, his microphone was cut. It didn’t stop McGregor from shining in the moment or Mayweather from stepping out of character a bit to play showman for the Staples Center crowd. But the highlight of the day was likely the banter between McGregor and Floyd Mayweather Sr., who crashed the media Q&A portion of the Irishman’s day. Either the format of the press tour will be changed or McGregor will have to adjust to a style that he didn’t anticipate or prepare much for. In Toronto, we’ll get our second look at the two facing off and it promises to offer plenty more quotes and sound bites.
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