It isn’t just Mayweather and McGregor that are going head to head. Outside the ring giants, Sky Sports and BT have been slugging it out in a bid to screen the blockbuster fight that is due upon us August 26th at the T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas.
BT Sport had been favourites to screen the clash in the UK due to their relationship with Ultimate Fighting Championship. Now, not only have Sky Sports managed to dismiss the challenge from their rival company, they have also added a further spin into the mix. Fans who watch the fight in the USA will be expected to shell out a handsome $99.95. This figure was in accordance with Mayweather’s desired target number. Fans across the USA have voiced their opinion on such a high figure, demanding that the fight may even be staged to reap as much revenue as possible and that neither fighter will go all in. Instead, predictions are out there that both fighters will milk the fight for all it’s worth.
So, up steps Sky Sports as they enter the fight, but outside the ring and to ruffle feathers, they have set a figure that is surely going to explode the fans in the USA, setting the price to watch the fight at price of just £19.95 ($27 there or there about). Sky Sports Head of Boxing Adam Smith said: “This is surely one of the most anticipated and intriguing contests we’ve ever seen on Sky Sports Box Office. They will broadcast it via their pay-per-view service live from Las Vegas on August 26.
The bout will see Mayweather defend his legendary 49-0 record against UFC star McGregor. A task many see as a stroll in the park for Mayweather, whereas an almost impossible task for McGregor. The Irishman faces a daunting task to secure victory in his first-ever boxing contest.
No matter where you watch the fight, if both fighters really do put it all on the line on August 26th, it will be an explosive contest!
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