Mayweather wants to charge £100 for PPV
Eddie Hearn discusses price for PPV
According to Eddie Hearn, Mayweather is set to charge £100 for the PPV extravaganza that is Mayweather vs McGregor – However he feels that should Sky Box Office gain broadcast rights, then that will not be the price charged for UK fans.
Eddie told GQ “Mayweather wants the price to be £100. The price will be within the same realms as it always has. I don’t set the price, but my gut feeling is £19.95. If it went to £24.95… I can’t see it, it wouldn’t be my decision. Sky won’t want to go beyond £19.95. That is their price point.”
Sky Box Office on average charge £14.95 for a PPV boxing bout, however, they have charged more in the past – the Anthony Joshua vs Wladimir Klitschko fight cost viewers £19.95. In 2014 Box Office viewers were charged £21.95 for the Carl Froch vs George Groves fight, and in 2015 viewers were charged £24.95 for Mayweather vs Pacquiao.
Fans in the United States are expected to fork out $89.99 (£69.95) for the fight in standard definition, for HD coverage the price is $99.99 (£79.16)
A UK Broadcast deal is expected to be revealed later this week, and a price point set early next week. The event will air live on PPV in the US on August 26th, with the full undercard broadcast on Fox.
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