It’s the fight that feels so far-fetched it may never happen. The Conor McGregor versus Floyd Mayweather stand-off has been a long time and a lot of talk coming…
Which is probably a good thing, because it’ll give you some time to save up for the extortionate Pay Per View price of watching Money and The Notorious sharing anything more than just verbal blows.
The superfight between Irish MMA champ Conor McGregor and American boxing legend Floyd Mayweather will cost a staggering £77.60 ($99.99) to watch on pay-per-view in glorious HD with standard definition costing American fans an eye-watering £69.85 ($89.99).
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The fee is yet to be announced for British fans, but the American prices are a sure indicator of the damage to our bank balance we can look forward to.
The bout itself is set to take in excess of £350 million – more than the Mayweather versus Pacquiao fight – in PPV sales alone.
— Lance Pugmire (@latimespugmire) July 10, 2017
Despite showing off their ample assets, neither athlete has revealed how much they are being paid to fight. However, McGregor is expected to net around £58m which pales in comparison to his rival’s expected £77m payday.
After endless negotiations, the date is set for August 26 with Mayweather Promotions having reportedly booked the 20,000 capacity T-Mobile Arena.
The pair are supposedly giving a press conference later this week, which you can attend… for free.
A former emo kid who talks too much about 8Chan meme culture, the Kardashian Klan, and how her smartphone is probably killing her. Francesca is a Cardiff University Journalism Masters grad who has done words for BBC, ELLE, The Debrief, DAZED, an art magazine you’ve never heard of and a feminist zine which never went to print.