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Mayweather-McGregor PPV Will Cost $99.95 to Watch in HD

By Keith Idec

The Floyd Mayweather Jr.-Conor McGregor fight will indeed cost just about $100 to watch in HD.

The Los Angeles Times’ Lance Pugmire first reported Monday that Showtime Pay-Per-View has set the price for Mayweather-McGregor at $89.95 to view in SD and $99.95 to watch in HD. That was the expected pay-per-view price since the fight was officially announced June 14 due to the intense interest in the August 26 bout in Las Vegas.

The price is the same that HBO Sports and Showtime Sports charged for the joint telecast of the Mayweather-Manny Pacquiao welterweight title fight in May 2015. That long-awaited bout drew a record of roughly 4.6 million buys and helped the overall revenue from the event to exceed $600 million.

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Mayweather-Pacquiao drew criticism from hardcore and casual boxing fans alike because it lacked action, but it was a bout boxing fans had wanted to see for more than five years. Mayweather-McGregor generally is considered a mismatch because Las Vegas’ Mayweather (49-0, 26 KOs), despite that he is 40 years old and hasn’t fought in nearly two years, retired as the best boxer, pound-for-pound, in the world.

McGregor, meanwhile, is the one of mixed martial arts’ best fighters, but has never participated in a professional boxing match. The trash-talking Irish southpaw is 21-3 in MMA, including 18 knockouts.

The four-day, four-city press tour to promote Mayweather-McGregor is set to begin Tuesday afternoon at Staples Center in Los Angeles. It’ll continue Wednesday at the Budweiser Stage in Toronto and Thursday at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, before ending Friday at Wembley Arena in London.

Tickets to the 12-round, 154-pound fight have not gone on sale, in part because T-Mobile Arena hasn’t been officially announced as the venue due to a scheduling conflict.

Keith Idec is a senior writer/columnist for BoxingScene.com. He can be reached on Twitter @Idecboxing.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Sweet_Science2 on 07-28-2017

[QUOTE=mrlopez;17888355]Youre not fighting ya fuc.kboi, youre just a cheerleader who likes bottoming for ladybois. Its great to know you type angry, im sure your man likes to take advantage of your emotions. Now be a good bi.tch n crawl back…

Comment by mrlopez on 07-25-2017

[QUOTE=Sweet_Science2;17886371][B]Keep supporting the fight and commenting on this article like a good bytch. Thanks for the free marketing [email protected]![/B][/QUOTE] Youre not fighting ya fuc.kboi, youre just a cheerleader who likes bottoming for ladybois. Its great to know you type angry,…

Comment by Sweet_Science2 on 07-24-2017

[QUOTE=mrlopez;17886174]Look at the lil ladyboy get all upset...the last guy didnt let you have a reach around eh? You're mos def the bottom bi.tch then. No wonder you get all puffy on the net[/QUOTE] [B]Keep supporting the fight and commenting…

Comment by DramaShow on 07-24-2017

**** paying that, no wonder boxings struggling stateside when they charge that sort of fee for a ppv. it will cost about 20 quid if that over here and that will be too much, not paying a single pound for…

Comment by The Big Dunn on 07-24-2017

[QUOTE=-GDS-;17886187]I think they are HONESTLY expecting 2 million or less numbers. So they just figure they milk those dumb enough to buy it for all they can.[/QUOTE] ESPN projects it to make north of $600 million.

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