- CEO of Mayweather Promotions announced schedule of sale of tickets, costs of PPV
- Tickets to range from $500 – $1,000, PPV to cost $89.55 and $99.95 for high-definition
- Fight expected to rake in hundreds of millions of dollars; Mayweather to take lion’s share
Despite professing their hatred for each other’s guts during their promotional tour, Mayweather Jr. and Conor McGregor may just end up laughing all the way to the bank together especially after the prices to watch their match were announced.
According to Mayweather Promotions CEO Leonard Ellerbe, the August 26 fight at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas will cost attendees anywhere from $500 (the cheapest and farthest seats) to a whopping $10,000 (ringside). They will go on sale on July 24.
Those hoping for a commercial-free fight in their homes meanwhile will have to cough up $89.95 (or $99.95 for high definition).
The figures were similar to Mayweather’s fight with Manny Pacquiao in 2015, where tickets were sold in the range of $1,500 to $7,500.
Expected to be one of the richest fights in history, Mayweather’s predicted earnings from the fight is set to be anywhere from a low of $100 million to a high of $400 million. While getting a smaller cut, UFC champion McGregor will still earn his biggest paycheck to date — an estimated $75 million to $127 million.
Both men have certainly made sure they earn as much as they can in this heavily-promoted crossover fight; trading barbs and insults during their four-day promotional tour. Both fighters also drew controversy after trading racial and homophobic slurs at each other.
Boxing purists have slammed the match as a big joke despite the hype surrounding it; saying it is nothing more than a get-rich-quick scheme from two men which will ultimately hurt the sport’s reputation for a long time.