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Eddie Hearn confirms Mayweather-McGregor will cost nowhere near £100 in UK or Ireland

The fight will cost up to $100 in America, and Floyd Mayweather is trying to implement similar on this side of the Atlantic, according to Eddie Hearn.

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MATCHROOM SPORT MANAGING Director Eddie Hearn has confirmed that the upcoming boxing match between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor will not cost prospective viewers in the region of £100, despite the best efforts of Floyd Mayweather.

Boxing promoter Hearn also suggested the fight will indeed be broadcast on Sky Sports Box Office as opposed to BT Sport or ITV Box Office.

In America, the pay per view card will cost $89.99 to order in standard definition, with an extra $10 required to purchase in HD. This purported Stateside price sparked some confusion in recent days, with reports in the UK media that British viewers would be forced to pull similar from their pockets in order to watch the scrap.

Hearn, however, told GQ that he expects Sky Sports to implement their standard pricing for the crossover bout.

“Mayweather wants the price to be £100,” he said. “The price will be within the same realms as it always has. I don’t set the price, but my gut feeling is £19.95.

“If it went to £24.95…I can’t see it, but it wouldn’t be my decision.

“Sky won’t want to go beyond £19.95. That is their price point.”

Incidentally, Sky did increase the price to £24.95 for Mayweather-Pacquiao in 2015.

Their standard £19.95 charge tends to translate to €24.95 for viewers in Ireland, regardless of currency rate.

A further likelihood is that, similar to all of Sky’s pay-per-view events, viewers on either side of the Irish Sea will be able to purchase the fight regardless of whether they subscribe to Sky Sports.

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