Two weeks ahead of showtime, Showtime today confirmed the entire Mayweather-McGregor pay-per-view lineup via press release. The card will feature two title fights and open with a prospect vs. veteran battle at cruiserweight.
In the co-feature, Gervonta Davis (18-0, 17 KO makes the second defense of his IBF super featherweight title against Francisco Fonseca (19-0-1, 13 KO), not the expected Roman Martinez. Fonseca was originally ordered to fight Tevin Farmer in an eliminator, but Farmer’s hand injury has rendered that moot.
The second slot belongs to the now-confirmed WBA light heavyweight title bout between champion Nathan Cleverly (30-3, 16 KO) and former super middleweight champion Badou Jack (21-1-2, 12 KO). Cleverly has presumably figured out a step-aside agreement with mandatory challenger Dmitry Bivol.
Finally, the pay-per-view opens with a cruiserweight fight between TMT prospect Andrew Tabiti (14-0, 12 KO) and indefatigable veteran Steve Cunningham (29-8-1, 13 KO). Tabiti’s got the power to ding the knockdown-prone Cunningham, but faces his stiffest technical test to date.
Actually a pretty solid lineup, all things considered. Not bad.