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Mayweather wants to charge £100 for PPV

Eddie Hearn discusses price for PPV

Boxing mega promoter and owner of Matchroom Sports Eddie Hearn has revealed that Floyd Mayweather wants to charge mega bucks for the 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.

Currently no UK broadcaster has been announced, however, there is a bidding war ongoing between PPV veterans Sky Box Office, and new comers to the PPV market BT Sports and ITV Box Office.

ITV Box Office provided the international coverage for the London leg of the Mayweather vs McGregor press tour & BT Sports is the current exclusive broadcaster for the UFC in the UK.

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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