Floyd Mayweather’s boxing bout in Las Vegas against UFC champion Conor McGregor is set to break all sorts of records.
The 12-round fight, which will take place on August 26, is set to have one billion dollars distributed between the fighters and that means seats to watch the mammoth clash unfold live in Nevada are set to be sold for astronomical figures.
For those wanting to be part of the action in Sin City, ticket prices will be at a premium for the historic bout in the 20,000 capacity T-Mobile Arena.
It is expected that as few as 2,000 tickets will go on sale to the general public and if you take previous such contests as a reference, ticket prices will not fall below 2,000 dollars and could go for as high as 130,000 dollars, as was the case when Mayweather took on Manny Pacquiao.
The terms of the contracts with television networks have yet to be agreed, but Mayweather’s last fight on pay-per-view, against Pacquiao, had United States viewers paying roughly 99 dollars on average to watch it.
Most recently, in the United Kingdom, box-office viewers paid 19.95 pounds to watch Anthony Joshua’s heavyweight title clash against Wladimir Klitschko, while it was 25 pounds for viewers in the Republic of Ireland.
McGregor’s battle with the undefeated Mayweather is expected to smash the record of 4.4 million homes which watched ‘Money’ take on Pacquiao last time out.
Such a massive expected demand means that prices could reach the levels that are being paid by consumers in the United States.
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