US viewers must pay $89.95 for Floyd Mayweather-Manny Pacquiao bout – report

Floyd Mayweather’s meeting with Manny Pacquiao next month is set to become the most expensive pay-per-view broadcast in history, with customers in America expected to have to pay $89.95 (£60.50) to watch the fight.

A report in the LA Times on Thursday claimed a source has confirmed the price has been set, with operators DirecTV, Time-Warner and AT&T U-Verse also able to charge an extra $10 per household for a high-definition signal.

The UK rights for the bout, which will take place on 2 May at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, were awarded to Sky Sports Box Office last month with viewers set to be charged £19.95 and €24.95 across up until midnight on Friday 1 May.

In 2007, Mayweather’s split-decision victory over Oscar De La Hoya became the biggest pay-per-view broadcast in history with 2.48 million subscriptions.

The report in the LA Times also says a limited number of tickets are expected to go on public sale soon, with face-value prices ranging from $1,500 to $10,000.

The total revenue generated by the hotly anticipated welterweight title unification fight is expected to exceed $400m – a figure that will shatter all boxing records.

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