That Conor McGregor and convicted domestic abuser Floyd Mayweather were gonna make an absolute shedload of cash for their upcoming, highly touted mega-fight was never in question.
What it’d cost you to watch the dang thing go down, however, remained something of a mystery.
Reports are slowly coming in this morning from the US concerning the American price tag for the PPV blockbuster, and if true then the fight is set to bring in an ungodly amount of money.
LA Times sports reporter Lance Pugmire this morning suggested that American viewers wanting to watch the fight at home will have to shell out a princely US$89.95. And that’s just for the standard definition feed.
Yep. According to that, a crystal clear high-definition link to the superfight will set yr Seppo m8s back a breath less than a clean US$100. That’s about AUD$131.40 in today’s exchange rate.
That rate is exactly the same as the astronomically-high price tag that was set for the fight between convicted domestic abuser Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao in 2015; a lacklustre jog of a fight that left many fans wondering if the juice was worth the squeeze.
Showtime, the fight’s promoter and broadcaster, has not confirmed this price point. But given the equal – if not greater – interest in (convicted domestic abuser) Mayweather vs McGregor compared to (convicted domestic abuser) Mayweather vs Pacquiao, a price tag of that magnitude makes sense. And given that the Pacquiao clash drew in a staggering 4.6million buys, some shrewd people involved with the megamatch are about to get exceptionally rich.
Now then, that’s the bad news.
The good news is that the bad news only applies to American viewers.
Local viewers here in Australia will likely not suffer the same hip-pocket roundhouse, thanks to Main Event‘s fairly consistent pricing.
The Mayweather/Pacquiao fight carried a local price of $59.95, which is consistent with their standard boxing price structures. The recent Pacquiao vs Jeff Horn fight, for example, was also set at $59.95.
Whether or not McGregor’s presence in the fight will demand a price rise remains to be seen, but it’s hard to see any price rise being too severe.
Main Event has not confirmed a local price point as of yet. PEDESTRIAN.TV has reached out for comment.
Still, all things considered, it might be smarter to go watch the dang thing at the pub, hey.
The Mayweather vs McGregor fight will take place at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on August 27th (AUS time).