The cost for the upcoming Floyd Mayweather Jr. versus Conor McGregor pay-per-view event has been officially announced and it’s exactly what folks were expecting.
If you’re planning on purchasing the card, you may want to invite a couple of friends over and charge them at the door or hit up your local watering hole (make sure to take an Uber or a cab home folks) because it carries a hefty tag. The price will be — drum roll please — $89.95 ($99.95 for HD). That’s the exact same pricing as the Mayweather vs. Pacquiao bout that broke the PPV record back in 2015 with 4.6 million buys.
A press tour to help promote to fight begins tomorrow in Los Angeles. You can watch that live right here.
Both competitors are expected to make upwards of $100 million each (it’s been reported that Mayweather could quadruple that amount) if the fight gets as many buys as expected. Mayweather is currently asking for a reprieve from paying his 2015 back taxes until after the McGregor fight on August 26th.
Via Law360: Boxing champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. doesn’t have enough cash on hand to meet his 2015 tax liability, according to a Tax Court petition asking for a reprieve until after an upcoming fight because his current assets, while “substantial,” are “restricted and primarily illiquid.”
The petition, filed July 5 and served two days later, asks for a short-term installment agreement of under three months after the IRS refused based on a finding that Mayweather had adequate assets to meet the unspecified liability.
With more coverage involved for this event than any other Conor fight in history, you can expect the UFC lightweight champion to make the most of his time in the spotlight. Don’t expect the Irishman to hold back on all of the drama surrounding Mayweather (including his criminal past) and certainly do not expect these two men to be cordial after words are exchanged for the first time tomorrow. If you thought Conor McGregor was a big star today, just sit back and enjoy these next couple of months. Let the mental warfare begin.