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It’s possibly the most anticipated and controversial fight in combat history. We’ve got the flashy American Floyd “Money” Mayweather up against the Notorious Conor McGregor from Ireland.
The fight is scheduled for Sunday 27 August at 5AM (CAT). Watch it live on SuperSport or if you’d rather sleep in after a big Saturday night out, the fight will be up on Showmax by 10am (CAT). And it’s absolutely free for Showmax and DStv Premium subscribers!
How much money is on the line?
He’s not called Floyd “Money” Mayweather for nothing. The superstar boxer has been known to carry a million dollars in cash when he’s out in public and openly flaunts it.
Looking at what Mayweather earned when fighting Manny Pacquiao in 2015, we get an idea of how much the fight purse is. TV revenue alone was said to have passed $400 million, with Mayweather walking away with a cool $180 million from that fight alone.
If the pay-per-view revenue follows the trend of Mayweather-Pacquiao bout, the winner of The Money Fight could walk away with around $250 million. And that’s just insane.
Why this fight is so exciting
Mayweather has fought 49 professional boxing matches and has won them all. McGregor has fought zero. At the bookies his odds of winning are currently 5 to 1 and expectations are low.
McGregor is also a UFC fighter, meaning he is a mixed martial artist, whereas Mayweather is purely a boxer. So when McGregor steps into the ring (not the octagon) he’s deep in Mayweather’s territory. This is a clash of styles unlike anything seen before.
The hype around this fight has been utterly bonkers. The fighters are getting extremely personal at the press briefings, and for our viewing pleasure the insults will keep on coming.
How much are the tickets?
Ringside seats will set you back $10,000 a pop, while the “cheap seats” are going for $500 each.
Other prices range from $1 500 to $7 500. And if you don’t have several grand to spend on tickets, the pay-per-view will cost $99.95 for high definition in the United States.
As a Showmax subscriber, you get to watch the fight at no extra cost, when you want to on the same day it comes out. In the US, pay-per-view customers will pay around $100 to view the fight. But Showmax and DStv Premium subscribers get it for free!
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