When Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather finally came to terms on their long-anticipated prizefight, talk ran rampant about the record-setting purse awaiting both boxers. We got a good idea of how Pacquiao and Mayweather are going to get their record paydays on Wednesday, as Joe Flint of the Wall Street Journal first reported the fight will set a pay-per-view cost record as well.
Flint reported the high-definition feed of the fight will cost $99. Standard definition comes in a little cheaper at $89, which would broken the previous record for high-def telecasts. The former record for high definition was $74.95, while it was $10 less for the standard version. On Thursday, ESPN’s Darren Rovell confirmed the price with HBO and Showtime, and added that the $10 up charge for high-def will be at the discretion of the cable provider.