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Floyd Mayweather wants staggering £100 pay-per-view for Conor McGregor fight, says boxing promoter Eddie Hearn

Sky, who are broadcasting the Las Vegas scrap live on these shores, plan to offer it for £19.95 which is in line with how much boxing fans usually pay to watch the biggest fights.

But that is some way short of how much Mayweather is hoping the public will be forced to fork out.

Hearn is confident Sky will not cave in to Mayweather's demands though, and will set the price at their usual price.

He told GQ: "Mayweather wants the price to be £100.

"The price will be within the same realms as it always has, I don't set the price but my gut feeling is £19.95.

"Sky won't want to go beyond £19.95. That is their price point."

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US viewers will have to pay $99.99 to televise the fight, which is on August 26, the same as they were charged when 'Money' took on Manny Pacquaio in 2015.

Ticket sales for the fight have got off to a slow start after prices started from £2,665.

Hearn is currently finalising a blockbuster rematch between heavyweight king Anthony Joshua and Wladimir Klitschko, which looks set to take place in Las Vegas in November.

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