Sky are expected to win the rights to show the Mayweather versus Pacquiao after beating competition from rival channel Box Nation.Sky television will likely be given the fight to screen after agreeing to give promoters a percentage of the pay-per-view revenue, according to a report in Saturday’s Daily Mail. Frank Warren’s offer of a higher initial fee may not be enough to win this time.
The report goes on to speculate whether this could be the first fight to go over the £20 mark for the cost to the customer – the price to watch on American networks HBO and Showtime will be $99.95, which would bring the value of the fight over half a billion dollars.