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Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor Pay-Per-View Price Tag Reportedly $99

Rob Goldberg@TheRobGoldbergFeatured ColumnistJuly 10, 2017

Floyd Mayweather Jr. fights Andre Berto during their welterweight title bout Saturday, Sept. 12, 2015, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Steve Marcus)
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Those who want to watch the highly anticipated bout between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor will have to pay a good deal of money to do it.

According to Lance Pugmire of the Los Angeles Times, it will cost $99.95 for a high-definition version of the Aug. 26 pay-per-view broadcast. Viewers can choose standard definition for $89.95.

The cost is the same as the PPV price for Mayweather's fight against Manny Pacquiao in May 2015.

According to Darren Rovell of ESPN.com, the bout between Mayweather and Pacquiao brought in $455 million in PPV sales alone. He projected the Mayweather-McGregor match will bring in $475 million.

Former senior vice president of HBO PPV Tammy Ross last month guessed the PPV price tag, per Rovell.

"I think we thought that there wasn't going to be anything like that fight again, but if there was, it would be this one," Ross said. "That's why I think they should put out the $100 price tag again and let Conor's mouth do the talking."

Mayweather and Pacquiao are considered two of the best boxers of their generation, and it took years for them to get in the ring together. McGregor has never competed in a professional boxing match, but he is one of the biggest stars in UFC, and the intrigue surrounding his crossover makes this a unique event.

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Keith Idec of Boxing Scene reported in June that while neither competitor is allowed to discuss the purse, Mayweather is expected to take home over $100 million from the upcoming fight and McGregor should get about $75 million.

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