Sky Sports reveal prices for McGregor v Mayweather

Viewers in US are paying $99.95 to watch the fight, Irish viewers in for much better deal

Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor face off. Photograph: Inpho

Sky Sports Box Office has won the race to broadcast the highly-anticipated fight between Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather on August 26th.

Mixed martial arts star McGregor will make his boxing debut at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas next month, attempting to end former multiple world champion Mayweather’s 49-fight unbeaten record.

Given McGregor’s non-existent boxing experience and Mayweather’s reputation as one of the finest fighters in history, many observers are predicting a mis-match.

Viewers in the US are set to pay $99.95 in order to watch the bout on pay-per-view, with Showtime setting that price for HD viewers, and $89.95 to view in SD.


But Sky Sports has given the fight its backing and will be available for their customers to watch on Box Office, priced at €24.95 in the Republic of Ireland and £19.95 in the UK.

McGregor and Mayweather have already exchanged insults during a four-city media tour earlier this month, with the 28-year-old Irishman vowing to knock his opponent out inside four rounds.