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Breaking News – UK Broadcaster announced for McGregor vs Mayweather

Sky Sports Box Office will air the event – Price set to £19.95

After much speculation to how much UK fans will pay for the Mayweather vs McGregor fight, and who will broadcast it, we finally have our answers!

Sky Sports has been awarded the bout and will broadcast it live on their flagship PPV station – Sky Sports Box Office – Earlier this week Matchroom Sports kingpin Eddie Hearn suggested that Mayweather wanted to charge £100 for the event, however, he felt that if awarded to Sky Sports they wouldn’t charge anything more than £20.

It looks as though Eddie’s prediction was correct as Sky have set the purchase price for the PPV event at just £19.95. The announcement made by Sky Sports late Monday evening brings an end to a bidding war between the UK’s big three sports networks, Sky Sports, BT Sports and ITV. Sky Sports News will now cover much of the build up to the event including the weigh-ins. Sky Sports will also air the ‘All Access‘ series which will follow both fighters in the lead up to fight night.

Head of Boxing for Sky Sports, Adam Smith has said of the fight “This is surely one of the most anticipated and intriguing contests we’ve ever seen on Sky Sports Box Office.”

“Can the charismatic Conor McGregor, so formidable in the octagon, make the switch to the ring and create history? What will it mean for Mayweather’s legacy?” Adam further states that Mayweather is one of “the greatest fighters of all time” however he is coming out of retirement and fighting a man who is at the very top of his game.

The super fight between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor will take place on Saturday, August 26th – Sky viewers can order the event via their remote control or via Sky’s website – Virgin and BT viewers can order via the Sky website. The event will cost £19.95 in the UK and €24.95 for Irish viewers.

Do you think Sky deserve the broadcast rights? Is the price set right for viewers? Sound off in the comments below.

 

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