The Insane Cost Predicted For Mayweather vs McGregor Tickets
Looks like you’re going to want to refinance your house if you want to watch Conor McGregor take on Floyd Mayweather live in the flesh. Rumours are running rampant that both ticket and pay-per-view prices for the much-anticipated boxing super fight will be very similar to the prices of Mayweather’s bout with Manny Pacquiao.
The combat sports sphere has been left ablaze with the news that the UFC’s lightweight champion and pay-per-view standout Conor McGregor would be taking on the undefeated veteran Floyd Mayweather, who will be coming out of retirement to fight the Irishman on August 26th.
Mayweather has already been given a MASSIVE 11 to 1 favourite standing by the Vegas oddsmakers, with bookies scrambling to dish out odds for the hotly contested bout. The fight is set to take place at 154 pounds, in a boxing ring and is covered by standard boxing rules.
According to a post on Mayweather’s Instagram, the bout will be promoted primarily by Mayweather Promotions and distributed by Showtime Sports.
“This is really an unprecedented event,” remarked Stephen Espinoza, the head of Showtime Sports. “Really we haven’t seen anything in modern history that resembles it, it’s impossible to predict how many sales this will do.” The two combat sports stars are about to embark on a press tour to sell the bout before heading into training camp.
The pay-per-view- price for the Mayweather vs. Pacquiao fight was pegged at about $99.95, taking in 4.4 million buys on fight night. The bout was 19.95 pounds in the UK, and 24.95 euros in Ireland. You can bet that this fight is going to be a bit higher than that.
“Part of the appeal is the spectacle and outsize personalities who are participating in it,” said Espinoza. Ticket prices for Mayweather vs. Pacquiao started at $1,500 and ended at around $7500, and were an absolute nightmare for fans to come by. Tickets went for as much as $85000 on ticket swap websites, with ringside seats costing $128,705.
If this really is going to be the biggest fight in the history of combat sports, you can bet that the tickets and pay-per-view pricing is going to be INSANE.
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