Thursday, July 4, 2013

[Sports]: Boxing: Really?! Guess How Much The Mayweather vs. Canelo Fight Will Cost You on PPV?!


And the rich just keep getting richer! If I HAD to pay to watch the fight, I would … BUT thank goodness there’s ways around buying it on PPV – cause this is getting crazy!!

So you plan on buying the Mayweather vs. Canelo fight in September?! Check out how much you’re about to shell out below...

The September 14 Showtime pay-per-view fight between Floyd Mayweather and Canelo Alvarez will have a $75 HD pricetag, making it the highest-priced pay-per-view bout ever.

What’s another five bucks? Because that’s what you’ll be paying to see Floyd Mayweather vs Canelo Alvarez in high-definition on September 14, as the pay-per-view has been priced at $75 for HD, and $65 for standard definition. Mayweather’s last fight with Robert Guerrero on May 4 sold at $60 and $70 for SD and HD, the same as his 2012 fight against Miguel Cotto.

PPV prices go up pretty frequently in boxing, with promoters having to weigh the risk of raising the prices and possibly turning off fans. But with Mayweather-Canelo, it seems unlikely the extra five bones is going to matter in the end; it’s such a big fight that they probably could have charged more and still been highly successful, as Richard Schaefer points out, while somewhat hilariously making himself the good guy for not charging more, which makes $75 more palatable:

“You see a lot of people said it’s such a big fight it’s going to be a $80 or $90 pay per view. $100 I even heard but we don’t want to do that. We priced the tickets the same way we priced the De La Hoya-Mayweather tickets and for the Pay Per View we are going to go with $64.95″ Schaefer would tell BoxingScene, Mike Coppinger and Michael Rosenthal.

You’ll also note that Schaefer doesn’t quote the HD price, because it’s 2002 and HD hasn’t totally taken off yet.

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