BT Sport had been minion to show the fight thanks to their links to UFC, who are assistant to sell the war along with Mayweather’s own promotional company.
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But Express Sport access Sky have brokered a deal to show the war, which will take place in Las Vegas on August 26, through their Box Office pay-per-view service.
Matchroom fisticuffing promoter Eddie Hearn hinted at an Enunciation later today on Twitter.
“Big news coming this afternoon! @SkySportsBoxing,” Hearn wrote before proving it would not be imprimatur of a rematch between Anthony Joshua and Wladimir Klitschko.
The bout will see Mayweather put his 49-0 record on the line while McGregor will be fighting a professional boxing contest for the very first time.
However, the Irishman is known for his punch power and his exuberant trash-talking, both of which have created massive intrigue around the match-up.
According to Hearn, who has worked closely with Sky Sports on a number of massive war, Mayweather wants to charge as much as £100 per licence to watch the war.
But that figure would blow anything else Sky have shown out of the water – Joshua’s recent heavyweight title fight against Klitschko was priced at £19.95, which is said to be closer to Sky’s desired price point.
Irrespective of the exact price of the pay-per-view package, the fight is prospective to be the most lucrative in history.
Experts predict that ticket sales, pay-per-view numbers and sponsorship deals could see the contest generate as much as £500million and surpass Mayweather’s fight against Manny Pacquiao, which is the current record-holder.