Floyd Mayweather vs Conor McGregor: How much are the tickets going to cost and How to watch it?

Ticket and PPV prices for the eagerly anticipated Mayweather vs McGregor boxing match will likely rival those set for the American’s earlier contest against Manny Pacquiao

The sporting world was left stunned on Wednesday night when it was announced that the undefeated boxer Floyd Mayweather would come out of retirement to fight UFC star Conor McGregor on August 26.

The two men both revealed a date had been set on their respective social media accounts, with oddsmakers immediately setting Mayweather as the huge 11/1 favourite in a fight that will take place in a boxing ring governed by boxing rules.

The fight will take place at 154 pounds.

Mayweather published a short promotional video on Instagram which confirmed the involvement of Showtime Sports and appeared to reveal the fight would be held at the T-Mobile arena on the Las Vegas Strip.

“This is really an unprecedented event,” said Stephen Espinoza, who heads Showtime Sports, which will handle the pay-per-view. “Really we haven’t seen anything in modern history that resembles it, it’s impossible to predict how many sales this will do.”

The two fighters are expected to do a press tour shortly before going into final training for the fight.

The cost of tickets and the price of the pay-per-view has not been decided, although the pay-per-view is expected to be at or near the $99.95 charged for Mayweather’s 2015 fight with Manny Pacquiao, that drew a record 4.4 million pay-per-view buys.

In the United Kingdom, the Mayweather v Pacquiao fight was broadcast on Sky Sports and cost £19.95 to watch. In Ireland, the fight cost €24.95. The Mayweather v McGregor fight will likely be priced at an even higher fee.

The pay-per-view revenue for the event would likely gross tens of millions of dollars. It comes less than a month before Gennady Golovkin and Canelo Alvarez meet in a highly anticipated fight Sept. 16 that could rival it for pay-per-view buys.

“As with every Mayweather and McGregor fight part of the appeal is the spectacle and outsize personalities who are participating in it,” Espinoza said.

There has not yet been any information on how much tickets for the fight will cost, although as with the pay-per-view price, ticket costs will likely rival those charged for the Mayweather v Pacquaio fight.

Mayweather v Pacquaio, dubbed ‘The Fight of the Century’, was held at the 17,157-capacity MGM Grand Garden Arena, while the American’s fight against McGregor appears more likely to be staged at the 20,000-capacity T-Mobile Arena.

Nevertheless, ticket prices would likely be similar. Tickets for the previous fight cost between $1,500 and $7,500 and were notoriously difficult to purchase, because of the amount handed out to sponsors, promoters and celebrities.

The tickets made available to the public sold old within seconds of going on sale, with tickets immediately appearing on ticket exchange websites for as much as $85,000.

The most expensive, priced at $128,705 (£85,348), were floor side seats.

Mayweather’s fight against McGregor has already been tipped to become the most lucrative fight in the history of sport, with some describing it as the world’s first billion-dollar fight.  News Source: The Independent

Mayweather vs Mcgregor Fight possibility!

Back in few weeks, Mayweather said that the bout Mayweather vs Mcgregor was the only fight would get his back in the ring. And now the initiation may come to close. It is a cross-genre of fighting between boxing versus mixed martial arts. And it is not only a rumor. In fact, both parties had talked up the possibility of their bout. However, this show will need to be sanctioned by the Chairman and commissioners of the Nevada State Athletic Commission. If this concludes, it will happen in Las Vegas.

As this will grab the attention from both MMA and boxing lovers, this is going to be a massive event if it is confirmed. So, what are on the table?

The first one is Mayweather, 39, who has retired in September 2015. Mayweather is a big name in the boxing world. Attaining 49 fight records, he completed his record by winning over Manny Pacquiao in May 2015. Not to mention that he is the richest boxer in the world, and in history. The gross reported is $700 million. But when we speak about cross-genre fight which will happen between boxing and MMA, we call it ‘the billion dollar fight”. And there is no one can deny that.

However, the closest possibility is that this will be a boxing match. The reason is obvious. McGregor obtained the boxing licence in California.

Not long after McGregor license news, Mayweather stated that the fight between him and McGregor would likely to happen. He also added that that was the only fight that will get his back in the ring. He was going to do a great job on his side. As far as the news concern, Mayweather stated that the weight of the bout would be between 145 lb and 150 lb. There is no source to confirm the exact date of the bout. However, both sides emphasized that this was all about entertainment so that the possibility is very close.

Last year, McGregor stated that this would be the first billion dollar fight. And he thought it would happen at the end of the year and next year. It is not a new thing that the respective fighter wants to try his hand at boxing. 2 years ago, he stated it in Jimmy Kimmel show that he would fight Mayweather if he was given a chance. The two different sports with two different skill sets as well as two different names will collide this year. So, how will it be? You can also check here Mayweather vs Mcgregor Tickets