Want to watch Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor from the comfort of home?
It’s going to cost you.
The boxing spectacle will cost $99.95 to watch in high definition pay-per-view, per Lance Pugmire of the Los Angeles Times. A standard definition feed will be available for $89.95. Showtime Sports officials did not respond to requests for confirmation from MMA Fighting.
The price tag is exactly the same as the 2015 megafight between Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao. That was a bout between two of the best boxers of their generation. McGregor doesn’t have a single pro boxing match on his record, but is a two-weight UFC champion.
There is talk that Mayweather vs. McGregor could approach the 4.6 million PPV buys garnered by Mayweather vs. Pacquiao on the sheer force of star power and promotion. Mayweather and McGregor will embark on a media world tour this week — beginning Tuesday in Los Angeles and then going to Toronto, New York and London.
The actual fight between Mayweather, who is 49-0 as a boxer, and McGregor will go down Aug. 26 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
The UFC mega star is seen giving boxers in his home gym a tough work-out as he barks out encouragement in the video
Conor McGregor has been snapped in his first training video since entering talks over a superfight with Floyd Mayweather Jr .
UFC mega star McGregor is seen giving boxers in his home gym a tough work-out as he barks out encouragement.
The Notorious’ coach John Kavanagh captured the clip at Straight Blast Gym and posted it on Instagram. Kavanagh wrote: “One of our fighters taking the boxing class today.”
Last week McGregor reached a settlement with the Nevada Commission over his UFC 202 fine – paving the way for him to be granted a boxing license to face Mayweather.
McGregor was initially fined $150,000 (£120,000) for throwing bottles and cans of energy drink at Nate Diaz during a press conference last August.Once he has paid the fine, the UFC lightweight champion will be able to apply for his license.
It would then be up to the commission to give the fight the green light, but that is expected to be a formality.
Nevada State Athletic Commission Executive Director Bob Bennett told USA TODAY last month: “That’s certainly a fight that we would approve and have in Vegas.”
Mayweather has also been upping his training after recruiting UFC lightweight Kevin Lee as a sparing partner.
Lee, 24, has won 15 of 17 fights in mixed martial arts and competes at the same weight – 155lb – as McGregor.
Lee told Eyes On The Game: “That fight with Floyd, it’s going to happen. Floyd’s management reached out to me a little while ago and asked me to be a part of the camp.
“I’m excited to do that, I could use a couple bucks in my pocket, that’s for sure.
“Right now I think they’re dealing with the logistics of the fight before starting training camp.”