The much anticipated fight between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao on May 2 will have record Pay-Per-View prices.
The fight between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao is one many thought they would never see. Now, the fight is just a month away and everyone is getting excited as the anticipation builds.
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With a historic fight, comes historic prices.
The gate alone for tickets is bound to set records and each fighter is getting paid an obscene amount of money.
People watching from home, will also have to pay a record price to watch the big fight.
According to The Wall Street Journal, people that want to watch from their couch, will have to pay $99 for an HD feed of the fight.
Those watching in standard definition will still have to pay a whopping $89. Even pay-per-view distributors will be giving up a lot to HBO and Showtime, who are hosting the event.
HBO and Showtime are expected to wrap up a deal soon with the distributors that is expected to bring in more than the record $152 million brought in by Mayweather vs. Alvarez.
Some in the industry are expecting almost double that amount.
This is without a doubt the biggest fight that Boxing has had in a long time. Most people might balk at a $99 price tag, but with the fight being Mayweather vs. Pacquiao, it will be interesting to see the final numbers.
The original record high for a pay-per-view was $74.95, which is almost 25 percent less than the price tag for the fight in May.
Whatever the final numbers end up being, they will be gigantic and lots of people stand to make lots of money off of it.
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