Saturday’s Floyd Mayweather v. Conor McGregor “Fight of The Millennium” in Las Vegas started with a style showdown.
Inspired by his Irish roots, Conor McGregor’s walkout look was created by bespoke menswear designer David August. His cape was an Irish flag, a piece the Irish boxer hasn’t worn in a professional fight since 2005. He paired it with white boxer shorts made from high-tech fabric embossed with leather side panels. The logo-emblazed waistband was the perfect promo for his upcoming fashion line with the designer, dubbed August McGregor.
In the opposite corner, Floyd Mayweather Jr. wore a custom Philipp Plein ultra-luxe crocodile robe–and a full-face ski mask, natch.
The style showdown between the two flamboyant fighters has been months in the making.
At gum-slinger Connor McGregor’s weigh-in against Mayweather, the MMA fighter was wearing an expertly tailored, custom David August suit, emblazoned with a discreet “F*ck you” pinstripe.
Boxing fans have been waiting with baited breath to see how the fight shakes out. Since McGregor is an MMA fighter (meaning kicks, sitting, etc are legal) fans are curious if he will stick to the rules of boxing. Demi Lovato sang the national anthem to open the contest, and Charlize Theron, Jeremy Piven, Jerry Bruckheimer, Mike Tyson, Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez, Lebron James and wife Savannah Brinson were among the stars in the seats.
There’s more on the line than who’s best dressed. No matter who wins — both boxers are guaranteed to win a minimum of $100 million. The winning purse depends on Showtime pay-per-view sales, and, at $99.95 a pop, the sky’s the limit. Plenty of money for these two self-professed style influencers to maintain their eye-popping wardrobes.