The fight of the century will captivate sports fans and take quite a toll on their pockets. For all the hype this fight has brought over the last few years, now it’s coming–but at an incredible price.
The most anticipated fight ever has a price tag to match the hype.
HD viewers will have to pay $99 bucks and SD viewers need to lay down $89. That’s obviously the most expensive fight ever, and probably the most expensive anything on pay-per-view.
Are you willing to fill the pockets of our favorite boxers and promoters with your hard earned cash? I think the high price tag to tune in will have a lot of people questioning if the hype is at a $100 dollar height.
They’d only charge as much as they think people are willing to pay. If a rematch comes soon after, I have a hunch they’ll be adjusting prices, or people may be looking for alternative ways to watch boxing.
If people do throw a ton of money out to watch, then I’m sure the next big fights and PPV events will look to the Mayweather-Pacquiao $100 precedent in setting their own prices.
Of course, you could always split the cost to watch with friends and family. Maybe everybody pays $10. Or you find some sports bar or other local place showing the fight on TV.
But if Mayweather and Pacquiao have enough wealthy fans, then all this means nothing. The wealthy will tune in, and the less affluent are to catch all the action on social media and the web.