Earlier today we brought you the news of how much Mayweather wanted to charge people to watch his battle against Conor McGregor on pay-per-view.
Now the pay-per-view price has been reportedly confirmed online with sport journalist, Sean Sheehan, tweeting that the fight will cost £19.95 in the U.K. and €24.95 over in Ireland.
The fight is also reportedly confirmed to be broadcast on Sky Sports Box Office.
BREAKING: Mayweather vs. McGregor to be shown on Sky Box Office. €24.95 in Ireland. £19.95 in UK.
— Seán Sheehan (@SeanSheehanBA) July 31, 2017
Shockingly, it is thought that stateside U.S. fans will have to fork out a massive $89.99 [£69.95] for the fight on standard definition alone and an additional tenner for HD.
The fight between the retired boxing champion and MMA legend Conor McGregor is set to make in excess of £350 million and Floyd, who isn’t quiet about his love of all things money, clearly wanted to take full advantage of the hype.
This morning it was revealed by boxing promoter Eddie Hearn that ‘Mayweather wants the price to be £100’.
Floyd Mayweather vs Conor McGregor will be £19.95 on Sky Sports Box Office! pic.twitter.com/SRqV0gEUOK
— Paddy Power (@paddypower) July 31, 2017
At the minute it isn’t known how much the two fighters will be making in their massively anticipated bout however it is rumoured that McGregor will be raking in around £58 million whereas Mayweather will take home £77 million. Not too bad at all.
Although one man will be going home a champion on the night and the other will be almost definitely left red faced (literally too), it’s a win-win for the duo considering almost everybody in the U.S., U.K. and Ireland will be tuning in to watch possibly the biggest and most bizarre fight in history.
Joseph Loftus is a Gold Standard NCTJ journalist with four years experience working for international and regional press.
As well as working for UNILAD and LADbible, Joseph has worked as Liverpool Correspondent for Unsigned & Independent Magazine, as well as stints with the Liverpool Echo and Warrington Guardian.