Floyd Mayweather vs Conor McGregor Live Big Fight in Las Vegas on August 26 will run you $1,775.Assuming you don’t want to spend that much cash, the two fighters have announced that some movie theaters across the country, including a few here in the Valley, will be showing the Boxing live.
The agreement has been reached between Mayweather Productions and Fathom Events to screen the Boxing on August 26, which is taking place at the Mobile Arena in Las Vegas London.
It will not, however, give viewers the chance to tune in on the cheap, as tickets to the screenings will cost $50 – around £40 – in a move that is sure to drive the revenue from the Boxing even higher.
“The buzz that my Boxing against McGregor is getting has been great already, so what better way to watch this larger than life event than on the big screen?” Mayweather told sky sports.
The rights to broadcast the Boxing in the United Kingdom have not been agreed yet.
Sports Box Office, BT Sports and ITV Sport Box Office, will all be bidding for the chance to air the Boxing on their respective channel.
Floyd Mayweather bout with Manny Pacquiao in 2014 was made available for £24.95 on Sky Sports Box office and it’s expected that the price for this year Boxing will surpass that figure.
The McGregor will be making his Fight debut in a bigger fashion of any other Boxer in history. The PPV projections for this Boxing are right up there with the Mayweather/Pacquiao fight that took place in 2015. In fact, experts project that this Boxing could earn about 78 million dollars, compared to the 89 million dollars of the Mayweather v Pacquiao fight Match
Organisers at the Hillfields nightlife hotspot say: “It’s the boxing match of the millennium, it’s the fight the whole world will be watching.
“Don’t miss out watching it on the biggest screen in the city.”
The Irishman currently holds the UFC’s lightweight title which he won by stopping Eddie Alvarez in the second round last November.
Now 40, Mayweather announced he was coming out of retirement earlier this year in order to face McGregor who is 12 years his junior.
The Dubliner agreed to a deal with UFC president Dana White last month to allow him to fight Mayweather in a boxing match.
And through his promotions company, Mayweather reserved the summer date with the Nevada Commission.
The mega-fight, which will be contested over 12 rounds and which could generate upwards of £500million, was finally confirmed in June following weeks of negotiations and months of speculation.
The 29-year-old also tweeted: “That’s nice Mike, but you’re looking at the new Don King here, son. Money is mine.”
McgGregor is expected to earn as much as $100m from the fight, with pay-per-view purchases likely to exceed the 4.4 milion people who paid to watch Floyd Mayweather’s bout with Manny Pacquiao in 2015.