By Pamela Osagie
If you did not hear about the epic fight, which featured Floyd Mayweather Jr., the world-famous boxer who came out of retirement, and his Irishman, Connor McGregor, you are, most likely living under a rock.
The fight, aptly dubbed ‘The Money Fight’, was billed to be the biggest fight in combat sports history.
Highly sensationalized, it pulled up staggering statistics from viewership numbers to winnings for both fighters and promoters.
The anticipated fight took place on August 26 at the T-Mobile Arena, Nevada. The night ended with Mayweather stopping McGregor at the tenth round and hitting a 50-0 unbeaten boxing record.
Much has been said about the dexterity and doggedness of Mayweather and perhaps of Connor, so that is not the focus of this article.
The focus however is on the broadcasting rights of the fight and a look once more at the pay-per-view model – a highly controversial topic for us here in Nigeria – for the televised fight.