World biggest boxing ever Mayweather vs McGregor on August 26 ….
Boxing and UFC fans fearing that they may be priced out of watching the hotly-anticipated bout between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor can breathe a sigh of relief, as long as they live in the United Kingdom and Ireland.
Reports emerged a few weeks ago on social media that fans could be charged up to £100 for the right to watch the fight between the unbeaten boxer and the two-time UFC world champion, with those across the Irish Sea hoping to see it facing pay-per-view fees of as much as €130 [£116].
However, there appears to have been crossed wired somewhere along the line. Those figures are closer to what viewers in the United States will have to fork out in dollars, where pay-per-view events command a much higher fee than in the UK.
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Sky are up against ITV Box Office and BT Sport for the bidding rights, with the latter two relative newcomers to the market.
Mayweather vs McGregor live on BT Sport have paired up with Boxnation to delve into the world of boxing and will broadcast the anticipated clash between Gennady Golovkin and Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez on 16 September.