Floyd Mayweather vs Conor McGregor will be very expensive for US fans

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According to the Sun, the pay-per-view price of Floyd Mayweather's much anticipated fight against Conor McGregor looks set to have viewers breaking the bank and probably watching it en masse.

The Sun has reported that viewers watching at home can expect to pay an eye watering $99.99, roughly £70 in the current economy.

That's right, you read that correctly.

For $100 you can watch the fight. Seems a little steep, doesn't it?

Manny Pacquiao v Mayweather was billed at £25 and grossed £350million in PPV revenue, a figure this fight looks certain to eclipse, particularly given this price, almost treble the previous figure in pounds.

Mayweather is reported to have asked for an extension on his tax bill and will therefore likely be grateful for the payday as he looks set to land around £70million from the bout.

While both fighters are remaining tight-lipped on their exact fees, McGregor will apparently land somewhere in the region of £58million. It is not clear from reports whether either fighter will receive an effective bonus should they win.

Mayweather allegedly wrote the following to US tax authorities: "Although the taxpayer has substantial assets, those assets are restricted and primarily illiquid.

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“The taxpayer has a significant liquidity event scheduled in about 60 days from which he intends to pay the balance of the 2015 tax liability due and outstanding.”

The two men have a press conference scheduled for London this week which fans can attend for free as the hype around the bout looks set to continue in order to generate interest and PPV sales.

Tickets for the press conference can be claimed on the SSE Arena Wembley website.

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So, if you are living in America and had plans of watching the fight in the comfort of your own home, be prepared to fork out a substantial fee for that privilege. 

If it's that much just for a PPV viewing, just imagine how expensive tickets will be going for closer to the event.

Do you think $100 or £70 is too much for the fight? Let us know in the comments below.

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