The most anticipated fight in the sporting world now has a music video to accompany it. American rock band The Killers have taken to the ring to perform a new version of ‘The Man’ for the upcoming Floyd Mayweather & Conor McGregor epic ‘Money Fight’.
With less than a week to go until the biggest fight in combat sports history the American tv company Showtime who will be showing the event in the US have teamed up with rock band The Killers to release a promo video.
In the video, the Las Vegas band performs inside a boxing ring in the middle of a desert coupled with shots of the fighters’ previous matches, heated conferences, luxury casinos, Lamborghinis, pools, and even helicopter rides.
The event itself takes place at the T-Mobile Arena on the Las Vegas strip in Paradise, Nevada on August 26th (although for us in the UK it will be the early hours of the 27th), and It pits undefeated eleven-time five-division boxing World Champion Floyd 'Money' Mayweather Jr against mma fighter and current UFC Lightweight Champion 'The Notorious' Conor McGregor.
And taking a closer look it’s not hard to understand why it’s been dubbed The Money Fight with the truly staggering figures that are being talked about.
Some standout ones are that tickets to the actual fight ranged from the cheapest at $2,000 and going all the way up to $30,000 for a ringside seat. Also the sponsors on the boxers shorts will total some $15 million!
Of course how much money each boxer walks away with will depend on how many pay-per-views buys the event gets, but it’s safe to say that it’s not an exaggeration that Mayweather could walk away with $250 million and McGregor $75 million, with the event as a whole generating $600 million.
The fight has also divided people’s opinion on the fight taking place at all. There are some who think it is just going to be one big circus, and nothing good can come out of it for the sport, and some who think it will put all eyes on and give some much need publicity to a sport that at times has found the going tough over the past few years.
As for The Killers, The Man is taken from their upcoming album Wonderful Wonderful which is scheduled for release on September 22nd. This will be the fifth studio album from the Brandon Flowers fronted 4-piece, with the previous four albums all going to Number 1 in the UK.
In the UK the fight will be shown on Sky Box Office, of which you can find more information about here.