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Watch Mayweather vs. McGregor without a Foxtel subscription

No need for a pay TV plan. Anyone in Australia can watch the big fight over the internet.

Floyd Mayweather Jr. v Conor McGregor - News Conference
You'll be able to watch boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. fight UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor without a pay TV subscription. 
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If you're a fight fan, Sunday is the big day. Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs. Conor McGregor. Two go in, fight of the century, leaving nothing in the ring … et cetera.

But if you're a big boxing fan, this kind of fight is previously something you would have needed to watch through a Foxtel subscription.

Not now.

On Friday, Foxtel announced fans will be able to stream the fight, without a Foxtel set-top box or Foxtel Now subscription, through Brightcove Live.

All you need to do is buy a "virtual ticket," which will set you back AU$60. You'll then be able to watch the fight online via desktop, mobile or tablet.

Foxtel soft launched the technology with Brightcove last month, livestreaming a match between Jeff Horn and Manny Pacquiao to "thousands of Australians." Now, the technology will be put through a tougher test as fans tune in for what UFC President Dana White has said is on track to be "the largest commercial pay-per-view ever done." 

The match begins on Sunday 27 August at 11:00 a.m. AEST.

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