[Watch]-Floyd Mayweather vs Conor McGregor Fight online, Tv schedule and latest news
Together with the ‘Battle of the Century’ between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor now just over a month away, anticipation for the main event is building all the time.Interest around the struggle has sky-rocketed because the set staged an eventful, foul-mouthed promotional trip in Los Angeles, Toronto and London as both fighters exchanged verbal barbs. Mayweather and McGregor will go head-to-head for reak in the T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, in what’s going to be the Irishman’s first ever professional boxing match.
70million was generated in ticket sales from the Mayweather-Pacquiao fight, but August’s bout is set to top that.The T-Mobile Arena has a capacity of 20,000–17,000 people more than MGM Grand where Mayweather beat Pacquiao in a points decision victory.
Ringside tickets have reportedly been selling on third party websites for as much as #85,348. The majority of people will have to enjoy the fight on television, with Showtime Sports holding the licence to broadcast it live.
The bulk of what the fight will make, money-wise, will come through Mayweather vs Mcgregor pay-per-view streams.
US viewers will be charged $99 (#76) to watch in high definition, a similar figure to the Mayweather-Pacquiao fight of 2015, while those watching in standard definition will pay $10 less.
UK broadcasters are yet to be announced, but the fight will inevitably be shown on each Sky Sports Box Office or BT Sport.After last week’s whistle-stop tour to promote the August 26 date with one of the boxing’s biggest stars, McGregor is stepping up his preparations in Las Vegas.He is spending time at the city’s state-of-the-art UFC Performance Institute and dropped in earlier this week to test out the water treadmill.
McGregor appears set to devote the vast majority of his five-week training camp in Las Vegas ahead of the fight at the city’s T-Mobile Arena.
The UFC Performance Institute will also give him a chance to step back into the Octagon as well as a conventional boxing ring, and he will also have the opportunity to make use of their hydrotherapy and cryotherapy places.
Floyd Mayweather’s Las Vegas super-fight with Conor McGregor is now just weeks away.
The contest has dominated the sporting headlines worldwide and has fight fans counting down the days until August 26 — but not everybody from the boxing world is happy with the bout.
Quite a few high-profile personalities from the sport have attacked the fight, claiming that it diminishes Mayweather’s legacy and is bad for boxing’s image.
But what’s the estimated fight purse? What will the split be? And how much is the contest likely to make through PPV (pay-per-view)
Here, we tell you all that you need to know about the most lucrative fight in history.
What is the estimated fight purse?
Estimates vary and largely depend on whether the argument meets its PPV targets or not. But after an explosive, controversial and — ultimately — successful four-stop promotional tour, that’s beginning to look like a given.
The complete figure depends more on the PPV sales, however. Ticket sales also have to be factored in, as well as how much sponsorship is sold for.
But if the PPV stays roughly in keeping with the Mayweather v Pacquaio fight, the fight purse is very likely to be worth around $390m ($340m). Total revenues are meanwhile expected to exceed $500m ($435m).
What will the split be?
The two men signed a confidentiality agreement when they signed their contracts, meaning the exact split won’t be revealed. However, Independent.ie understands McGregor’s contract is worth $69m.
We know that Mayweather is getting more, however, with estimates ranging in the 70–75% region.
The Boxing Kingdom were among the first sites to put their neck on the line with a more accurate prediction, with Mayweather slated to make $400m ($350m) from the fight, and McGregor $127m ($110m). That’s a lot, but the split ratio could well be in that rough region.
When Dana White spoke in April, he (understandably) predicted Mayweather would earn a good deal less. “If the fight sells as well as I think that it can, Floyd makes a little north of $100 million, and Conor makes $75 million,” White stated.