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Floyd Mayweather vs Conor McGregor LA press conference as it happened: Pair go face to face for first time

Mayweather and McGregor went face to face for the very first time on Tuesday night, in an explosive and often surreal press conference at the Staples Center

The two come face to face for the first time
The two come face to face for the first time

Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor will go face to face for the very first time this evening, as the two men hold a press conference in Los Angeles.

The LA press conference is the first stopover in a lightning-quick press tour to promote their upcoming Las Vegas superfight, which will take place on August 26 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

Four days. Four cities. Three countries: the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom.

Fans will be able to attend the press events for free, and for English fight fans, there are still tickets available to watch the two men calling one another out at Wembley.

For everything you need to know about the press tour: click here.

And for live updates from what promises to be an explosive night of drama, simply check the live blog below...

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Not too sure what to expect from this evening's press conference?

Let us level with you: neither are we.

But we do know the itinerary for the week ahead, and you can find that - along with plenty more information on the forthcoming fight - here:

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There's not too long to wait for what promises to be an absolutely explosive press conference. The drama is scheduled to kick-off at 10pm.

Although Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor are hardly known to be the most punctual of men...

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Today has been a huge day for Mayweather vs McGregor news, as it was revealed this afternoon that the T-Mobile Arena will stage the fight.

More on that here:

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STOP THE PRESS!

Not only is Mayweather in the building, he's actually on time!

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No sign of the 'Notorious' Conor McGregor just yet...

Just over minutes left until the press conference is due to begin.

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Regardless of whether he has arrived or not, McGregor has already had a thing or two to say to Mayweather...

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What should you expect from tonight's press conference?

Here's everything you need to know - and more!

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We're not arguing...

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One of the greatest boxers in the history of the sweet science fighting a man who hasn't been inside a boxing ring since he was 16.

How did we ever get to this?

To remind yourself of the story, you have just about enough time to read this, before the presser gets underway:

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McGregor is in the house!

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