Floyd Mayweather fought Manny Pacquiao in May 2015, the pay-per-view pricing was $89.95 for standard definition (SD) and $99.95 for high definition (HD). According to Lance Pugmire of the Los Angeles Times, it’ll be the same pricing system for Mayweather’s August 26th showdown with Conor McGregor.
Fight night may be fast approaching. But for Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor, the time for talking is far from over.
The unbeaten American boxer and Irish UFC star will collide in Las Vegas on August 26 in a much-anticipated and money-spinning showdown.
With both fighters brash, outspoken, and unfailingly confident, the build-up promises to be explosive. Ahead of a week of pre-fight press conferences, Sportsmail answers all the key questions.
Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor will hold a series of press conferences across the United States and in Britain to promote their historic fight.
Mayweather made about $220 million from his fight with Manny Pacquiao on May 2, 2015. Mayweather shared on social media a photo of a $100 million check — his guaranteed purse from the fight — which did not have taxes deducted from it. Sources confirmed at the time that the check was genuine.
Mayweather is expected to make a similar amount for the McGregor fight.
The petition also asks to reduce the penalty Mayweather received from not paying all of his taxes for the year.
The failure-to-pay penalty is typically 0.5 percent of the owed taxes for each month, according to the IRS website. Mayweather’s 2015 taxes are currently 15 months past due, which would equal a 7.5 percent charge on top of what is owed.
Mayweather, 40, has earned approximately $700 million in his 49-fight professional career, according to a Forbes magazine estimate.
The publicity tour starts in Los Angeles tomorrow, before moving to Toronto and New York, finally concluding at Wembley Stadium in London on Friday.
All press conferences are open to the public free of charge, but the limited number of tickets will likely be scooped up within seconds.
Tickets are handed out on a first-come, first-served basis with a maximum of four available per customer.
Mayweather, 40, is coming out of retirement for the second time to face UFC champion McGregor in Las Vegas on August 26.
The fight is expected to generate a staggering £500million, making it the most expensive contest in boxing history.
Floyd Mayweather says he can’t pay off his 2015 tax liability until after he gets money from his Aug. 26 fight against Conor McGregor.
The boxer filed a Tax Court petition on July 5 that asks the IRS to allow him a reprieve until the fight.
Mayweather vs. Pacquiao did 4.4 million buys and satisfied few of the customers with the quality of their fight. With the same pricing structure in place for Mayweather vs. McGregor, will the buyrate exceed the seemingly unexceedable (this isn’t a word, but it should be) record-shattering numbers from two years ago? We’ll soon find out.
Mind you, these numbers could go higher after the promotional world tour is finished. Mayweather and McGregor will embark on a four-city tour that begins on Tuesday in Los Angeles at the Staples Center. The tour will also go to Toronto, New York, and London. Anyone who is familiar with McGregor’s gift of gab and elite-level trash talking knows he has the ability to raise interest in anything he does.
This fight, while already popular, will be no different.
The 40-year-old American rarely allows filming of his sparring sessions, so only snippets of footage have emerged from his ‘Doghouse’ gym in Las Vegas. But ‘Money’ rarely strays from his fighting weight and he has been sharing the ring with the likes of American prospect Devin Haney ahead of fight night.
The press conferences will be streamed live on Showtime Sports YouTube Channel, Showtime Boxing Facebook Page, CBSSports.com, UFC.com And UFC Fight Pass. With the fight only six weeks away, expect the hype train to be shifted into high gear.