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Mayweather vs. McGregor to Cost $99.95 PPV
July 12, 2017
Mayweather vs. McGregor – it’s arguably the biggest fight of all time, and the one everyone is talking about.
Whilst some people are questioning the credibility of the fight, nobody can deny it’s getting an awful lot of attention.
Connor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather met face-to-face for the first time before their epic bout at the T-Mobile arena in Las Vegas last night, and one of the main talking points from the press conference was the price it’s going to cost Americans to watch in August.
The fight is set to be the most expensive pay-per-view bout in the history of boxing, with the price set at an eye-watering $99.95. If you opt for standard definition instead of HD, you can pay $10 less, but let’s face it – you may as well spend the extra ten bucks.
Dana White, president of the UFC, was quick to defend the price:
“When you talk about superfights, this is a superfight – two different guys from two different sports going in and putting it on the line,” he said. “Obviously, you can’t charge what you would normally charge for a pay-per-view. And saying there was pushback on the Mayweather-Pacquiao fight, there was anything but – it’s the biggest fight ever in the history of pay-per-view.”
The press conference got pretty heated, as the two mega-egos squared up to each other and trash-talked to the delight of the packed out crowd;
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The people behind the fight are projecting that it will rake in $475 million in PPV sales, beating the previous biggest grossing fight when Mayweather beat Pacquiao in May of 2015.
Despite McGregor talking as if he’s already won the fight (if he boxes as well as he trash-talks we’ll be impressed), Mayweather Jr. is the huge favorite for the fight, with some oddsmakers putting Mayweather Jr at -550 on the money line (that’s 2/11 for any non-US boxing betters out there).
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Showtime Sports are organizing the pay-per-view proceedings for the mega-fight next month, and it’s not yet confirmed exactly which channels will be showing the fights.
“This is really an unprecedented event,” said Stephen Espinoza, head of Showtime Sports. “Really we haven’t seen anything in modern history that resembles it, it’s impossible to predict how many sales this will do.”
With such a hefty price tag, it’s inevitable that people will be looking for other ways to watch the fight, including streams.
Facebook pages are already popping up alongside Twitter accounts and various new streaming sites, but it’s very important to remember that streaming content comes with it’s own dangers.
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