How to watch Mayweather vs McGregor: TV channel and live stream details

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Floyd Mayweather will put his undefeated record on the line against Conor McGregor  - 2017 Action Plus
Floyd Mayweather will put his undefeated record on the line against Conor McGregor  - 2017 Action Plus

The most anticipated fight of the century is fast approaching and the question of how to go about watching it is on everyone's lips.

Here is our guide to watching Mayweather vs McGregor on August 26.

What TV channel will it be on?

The fight is being shown on Sky Box Office in the UK and Showtime Sports in the US. 

How much will it cost to watch?

American fights fans will have to pay £69.85 ($89.99) to watch in standard definition and £77.60 ($99.99) for HD.

But in the UK the fight will cost viewers £19.95 or €24.95 for Republic of Ireland customers.

<span>Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor exchange insults during their promotional tour&nbsp;</span> <span>Credit: Getty Images&nbsp; </span>
Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor exchange insults during their promotional tour  Credit: Getty Images 

Over four million people paid to watch Mayweather secure an uneventful points victory over Manny Pacquiao in 2014 but appetite for next month's fight could see that figure dwarfed. 

How to watch the fight in the UK?

For those with Sky:

Subscribers can purchase the fight online here, through their box or online the telephone - 03442 410 888. If you're calling from the Republic of Ireland, it's: 0818 220 225.

McGregor Mayweather countdown (set for 4am BST start)
McGregor Mayweather countdown (set for 4am BST start)

How can I live stream the fight?

With Sky Sports Box Office you can watch the fights live via your PC/Desktop/MAC, NOW TV box, iPhone, iPad, Android phone or Android tablet.

It's simple to sign up, pay and watch - create an account and pay at www.skysports.com/boxofficelive.

<span>Dana White (centre) has defended the high cost of purchasing the fight&nbsp;</span> <span>Credit: Reuters&nbsp; </span>
Dana White (centre) has defended the high cost of purchasing the fight  Credit: Reuters 

What have people in the industry said about the PPV cost?

UFC president Dana White has already defended the decision to charge viewers nearly $100 to watch the fight.

Floyd Mayweather v Conor McGregor world press tour - in pictures
Floyd Mayweather v Conor McGregor world press tour - in pictures

"When you talk about superfights, this is a superfight. Two different guys from two different sports going in and putting it on the line. You can't charge what you normally charge for a pay-per-view, I get it. 

"There was pushback on the Mayweather vs. Pacquiao superfight and it ended up being the biggest fight ever in the history of PPV," he added. 

Who is on the undercard?

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  • Nathan Cleverly vs Badou Jack

  • Andrew Tabiti vs Steve Cunningham

  • Shawn Porter vs Thomas Dulorme

  • Juan Heraldez vs Jose Miguel Borrego

  • Kevin Newman vs Mark Anthony Hernandez

  • Savannah Marshall vs Amy Coleman

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