Mayweather vs Pacquiao set for record U.S. PPV price tag

MANILA, Philippines - The Floyd Mayweather Jr vs Manny Pacquiao U.S. pay-per-view will reportedly be priced at a record-setting $99 for a high definition feed and $89 for standard definition, according to the Wall Street Journal

The previous mark was set at $74.95 for Mayweather’s 2013 bout with Saul “Canelo” Alvarez.

The fight will be just the second time that rival premium networks HBO and Showtime collaborate on a pay-per-view event. A deal with pay-TV distributors is expected to be finalized in the coming days, according to the Journal, after parties disagreed on the television revenue split for a fight that is expected to crush all prior financial records for the sport. 

Mayweather (47-0, 26 knockouts) and Pacquiao (57-5-2, 38 KOs) will face-off at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas in a bout promoted by Mayweather Promotions and Top Rank.

The fight will be distributed in the Philippines by Cignal and Sky Cable for 2,000 PHP per unit ($45 USD), with free-to-air being shown by ABS-CBN, GMA-7 and TV5, plus Solar Sports on cable beginning at 10 a.m. -