Oh, sorry — that’s for the HD version. For regular TV, the pay-per-view charge for this “fight” shall be at the low, bargain cost of $89.95. Some sports bars may pay that, but if you’re inviting me to your watch party and want me to chip in, then I’m afraid that night I’ll be deathly ill.
— Lance Pugmire (@latimespugmire) July 10, 2017
That word came down earlier today from Showtime, according to spokesperson Madelyn Flax. She also says that it’s the same price they charged for Mayweather vs. Manny Pacquiao in 2015.
And don’t think it went unnoticed by me that Madelyn Flax is the all-time greatest and most appropriate name for a TV boxing PR person.
Anyway, one of the reasons it’s so high no doubt is that Floyd reportedly needs the money. Yep.
Mayweather remains unable to pay a 2015 tax liability and filed a tax court petition on July 5 asking the IRS to allow him a reprieve until the McGregor fight. The filing also asks the government to waive a penalty for failing to pay.
Apparently the guy known for flashing stacks of cash on social media lacks the liquid assets to pay his taxes.
Too bad: I wanted to see a Citizen Kane-type auction.