Cartoon of Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather promoting fight in Las Vegas

How to watch McGregor v Mayweather in Ireland

If you want to watch this weekend's fight, you’ll need to figure out a plan soon.

The most talked-about fight of the year is quickly approaching, with Conor McGregor taking on Floyd Mayweather this Saturday, 26 August, in Las Vegas.

The trip to Vegas is a bit out of reach for most of us, but there are a few ways fans can still catch the fight, without the hefty price tag!

How Sky customers can watch the McGregor/Mayweather fight

The fight will be available via pay-per-view Sky Box Office channel 491 (SD) or 492 (HD). The pay-per-view charge is €24.95 if you order via your Sky+ or Sky Q remote. The Sky website has detailed instructions on how to do this.

You can also order by phone by calling Sky on 0818 220 225, but be aware that there is an additional €2 charge for doing so - and - unless you’re a Sky Talk customer - you’ll be charged for the call, too.

If you do want to order by phone, bear in mind that you should do so by Friday - there’s a €5 surcharge if you order by phone on the day of the event, bringing the cost up to €31.95.

How Virgin Media customers can watch the fight

If you’re a Virgin Media TV customer, you can sign up to the pay-per-view at a cost of €24.95.

All the action from the T Mobile Arena will be shown on channel 862 from midnight on Saturday, but - if you simply can’t wait - the channel is already live, showing promotional material.

And, if you miss the main event - it is at 4am, after all! - it will be repeated on Sunday 27th August at 10am and 5pm.

Other ways to watch the fight at home

Even if you’re not a Sky or Virgin Media customer, you can still stream the fight via various devices.

All you need to do is visit the dedicated page on the Sky website, create an account and pay for the event.

You can then choose how you want to watch the event. There are several options, including:

  • on a mobile or tablet via the Sky Sports Box Office app;
  • on a PC/Mac/laptop via Sky’s web player;
  • on your NOW TV box, via the Sky Sports Box Office app.

Watching the fight out and about

There are a number of pubs and clubs around the country showing the fight on big screens, so it’s worth checking your local to see if you can catch it there.

Or, if you want to try and recreate the feeling of actually being at the fight, you could go along to one of the Vue Cinema screenings.

There are several screenings in Vue Liffey Valley, which will be presented in stadium seating and HD. Tickets cost €20.