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Canelo vs. Mayweather PPV Price: Golden Boy Confirms Cost Of Pay Per View

By Brian Ethridge - Posted: 07/03/13 02:37PM UTC
Floyd Mayweather, Jr.

Money May ready for Canelo. (Photo: Reuters)

If you couldn't afford to dish out thousands of dollars to see the highly anticipated Floyd Mayweather vs. Canelo Alvarez boxing match live, you are still in luck! The fight will be available live on Showtime PPV (Pay Per View) on September 14.

Some people thought that Showtime would raise the price of this big PPV due to high demand. Luckily, they decided to stick with the standard pricing of $64.95 for standard definition or $74.95 for high definition.

 "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," Golden Boy Promotions CEO Richard Schaefer told BoxingScene.

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 "I have to tell you the cable systems and satellite operators when we were meeting and discussing with them the price, they were very surprised that we didn't go for a higher price. But this is not about squeezing out every last dime. This is a fight for the masses and for the people and I want people to be able to buy that fight and watch that fight. And those who are not yet boxing fans, will become boxing fans because I have a feeling this is going to be a great fight because Canelo really, really wants and he's going to come to fight."

Considering boxing is a money hungry business, we are a bit surprised that Showtime and Golden Boy didn't decide to raise the cost of this fight. Mayweather vs. Canelo is one of the most highly anticipated boxing matches in a very long time. They could have charged $100 for the pay per view and it would have still done over a million buys.

At $64.95, there is a strong possibility that this highly anticipated bout ends up breaking records on September 14.


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