Vegas bout set to break record

 
Ross McLean
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THE long-awaited clash between undefeated American Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao is set to be the most expensive boxing match in UK pay-per-view history.

Sky Sports Box Office has been awarded the rights to show live coverage of the fight at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas on Saturday 2 May. The channel will charge customers up to £24.95 to watch.

This compares to the Ricky Hatton fight with Mayweather in 2007, which holds the UK pay-per-view audience record with 1.2m viewers, where customers were charged £14.95. Mayweather’s WBC and WBA welterweight titles and Pacquiao’s WBO belt will be on the line in May.