LAS VEGAS, NV – AUGUST 25: Boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. (L) and UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor face off during their official weigh-in at T-Mobile Arena on August 25, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The two will meet in a super welterweight boxing match at T-Mobile Arena on August 26. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

ESPN’s Sal Paolantonio reports that the Floyd Mayweather-Conor McGregor main event is being delayed due to Pay-Per-View issues.

Paolantonio said he was told by a reliable source that they are in a “holding pattern” because cable systems around the country are crashing, specifically in California and Florida.

This is of course a highly, highly anticipated fight that it appears people on the east coast won’t be able to see until after midnight.  What a mess.

As Paolantonio also noted, a similar delay happened when Mayweather fought Manny Pacquiao in 2015.

Update: Showtime has issued a statement on the delay.


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