How can I watch the Mayweather vs McGregor fight?

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Question

I’m excited about the upcoming Mayweather vs McGregor match, but can’t find out how to watch it. So I’m asking you directly - what channel will the fight be on and how much will it cost me? It’s going to be expensive isn’t it?

Sam, via email

Our expert Duncan says...

Lots of people are excited about this. It features one of the greatest boxers of all time head to head against a Ultimate Fighting Championship superstar at the top of his game - so it will be a spectacle if nothing else. 

The action will be available to watch on Sky Box Office. And, yes, it will be pay per view, so even if you already have a TV sports package like Sky Sports you'll need to put up some cash to see the combatants put up their dukes.

When is the McGregor vs Mayweather fight?

The fight is taking place on Saturday 26 August in the US. That means it's likely to be on in the early hours of Sunday 27 August over here in the UK.

Pro tip: you may want to have a lie-in the next day.

What TV channel is McGregor vs Mayweather on?

Sky Sports Box Office is showing the fight. Don't worry - you don't have to have Sky Sports to get it. It's available to watch on most pay TV services, as well as online.

How do I get Sky box office?

You can watch Sky Box Office on TV, via Sky, Now TV, Virgin Media or TalkTalk - you can usually find the option to sign up via your set top box, or do so online if you prefer through your provider.

If you want to subscribe to a TV service, simply head over here to compare options and find the best deal:

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Alternatively, if you don't have ot want a TV subscription, you can stream Box Office online, and watch via PC and Mac, iPhone, iPad, Android phones and Android tablets. If you do want to use a portable device, there's a Box Office app available right now.

To sign up, head over to the Sky Sports Box Office website and create an account. As soon as the fight's available to buy, it'll show up there.

Sky Sports Box Office

How much will the fight cost to view?

On Sky, the fight will cost £19.95 - up to Friday 25 August. After that, it'll still cost £19.95 to book online, but will cost £24.95 if bought over the phone.

Can I watch the Mayweather vs McGregor boxing match for free?

Afraid not. This is a strictly pay per view event.

Topics: Digital TV Sky

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