Missed Mayweather v McGregor? Here's Three Other Sporting Getaways

The boxing match dubbed 'the biggest fight in combat sports history' has ended and with mixed reviews, undefeated Floyd Mayweather took on mixed martial arts king Conor McGregor in Las Vegas, on Saturday 26 August.

Some say the boxer was bound to win with all his experience and others backed the MMA fighter for his strength and fitness, however if you missed it and wish you hadn't there are plenty of other options for sporting getaways coming up over the next few months. Here are three equally enticing choices:

#1. Canelo Alvarez vs Gennady Golovkin boxing match,

16 September at the T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas


This is what many regard to be the biggest fight in boxing, despite the hype surrounding the Mayweather vs McGregor fight. The excitement on The Strip is set to reach boiling point with Canelo's huge Mexican fanbase and Golovkin's own sizable following. This is a good chance to enjoy the Las Vegas experience when the prices are a little cheaper and the action in the ring is of a higher quality, when these two warriors clash for middleweight supremacy.

#2. US Open,

28 August-10 September


The last tennis Grand Slam of the year, the US Open sees the best in the world battle it out at Flushing Meadows - and also presents the perfect excuse to enjoy the fabulous city of New York. Base yourself in the Queens district and you won't have too far to travel for the tennis, or to the iconic skyscrapers on Manhattan Island. The Swiss Stan Warwinka will be attempting to defend his title against a talent-packed field.

#3. France vs England rugby union match,

10 March at the Stade de France


A weekend in Paris, especially when a sporting blockbuster such as France vs England in the rugby is taking place, should not be sniffed at. A range of cheap flights from the UK mean you could be strolling down the Champs-Élysées in no time at all, and what better time to go than in the first days of spring? England will be hoping to defend the title successfully for the second year in a row.

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