Celebrity News: Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor will be measured in a boxing ring, but no world title will be in play. The reason that moves this media show will be one: money. Revenue from the event’s transmission, tickets and sponsors could make the fight generate more than 600 million dollars.
We started with the money that would come through Pay-Per-View. When Mayweather fought Manny Pacquiao the average price was $ 99. The boxing show saw a staggering 4.6 million purchases, which totaled $ 455 million in total revenue, according to ESPN.
Now, with the expectation generated and considering that fans of boxing could be added fans of the UFC motivated to the fame that has McGregor in this discipline, it is estimated that could reach 4.75 million purchases. Translating these into monetary figures, the Mayweather-McGregor bout would generate $ 495 million for Pay-Per-View alone.
Then comes the revenue from ticket sales. Again we take as reference the fight between ‘Money’ and Pacquiao. That time both boxers fought at the MGM Arena with a capacity of 17,000 spectators. The average price of each ticket was $ 4.451 each, managing to raise almost $ 72.2 million for that concept.
In the duel between the boxer and the UFC peeler could make more money, considering that will be measured in T-Mobile Arena with capacity for 20 thousand people. The average value of each pass could be between $ 3,500 and $ 5,000. This could equal or exceed $ 72 million.
Another source of income is the sponsors. The advantage of having two figures from different disciplines can cause you to enter more sponsors. According to ESPN, the match between Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao paid 13.2 million for that concept, with the Tecate beer brand paying the most: 5.6 million dollars. Specialists in the advertising sector point out that the fight agreed for the month of August could achieve 4.4 million more than the other clash.
The total. Merchandising is not a minor sector. The sale of official articles and garments could reach two million. Floyd Mayweather is a specialist in that field. Betting will be a separate business, but it will also generate a lot of money. Always quoting ESPN, it is estimated that the Mayweather-McGregor bout would generate 606.1 million dollars.