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The Sky Sports promo for McGregor vs Mayweather is the best yet

The 49-0 boxer is coming out of retirement for one last mammoth payday against UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor and Mayweather wants to milk the bout for all it’s worth.Watch the promo below, courtesy of Twitter user Zombie Prophet.Well now it seems we have our answer as satellite provider Sky have confirmed today that they have obtained the rights to air the fight to both viewers in the United Kingdom and Ireland.You might remember Mini-Mayweather from his previous bout with a Mini-Manny Pacquiao in 2015.Considered an unprecedented event in the history of boxing by Showtime Sports honcho Stephen Espinoza, the upcoming match is expected to draw more spectators than the Mayweather-Pacquiao fight, which now holds a record of 4.4 million pay-per-view purchases.This sentiment was expressed by everyone in Sky studios today, other than McGregor landing a lucky punch and absolutely going for it in the early rounds in the hope of catching Mayweather with something.Speaking about the mega deal Sky Sports Head of Boxing, Adam Smith, said: “This is surely one of the most anticipated and intriguing contests we’ve ever seen on Sky Sports Box Office”.Boxing promoter Eddie Hearn confirmed that Mayweather had wanted to price the event at the maximum rate. “I think a lot of it has to do with where prices are now”.”Then you have Mayweather against McGregor, which I don’t like, but does a stack load of pay-per-views”, he continued.But that figure would blow anything else Sky have shown out of the water – Joshua’s recent heavyweight title fight against Klitschko was priced at £19.95, which is said to be closer to Sky’s desired price point.