Celebrity News: The much-hyped fight between American Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Irishman Conor McGregor has so far caught up, five days after the start of ticket sales, the expected interest as hundreds of seats are still available.
Something that his promoter does not seem to worry about: “We are satisfied with the current pace of ticket sales. We will not post the ‘no tickets left’ sign, but we are on track to beat our record collection, which has transcended the sport of boxing, “explained Leonard Ellerbe.
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The match will be played on August 26 in Las Vegas (Nevada). Mayweather returns to fight after having retired unbeaten (49-0, 26 KO’s) in September 2015, while McGregor is a mixed martial arts champion who will make his first professional fight as a boxer.
The cheapest tickets are priced at $ 3,500, so it is speculated that fans may be waiting for the cost to fall, or that they are not interested in acquiring one at that price for the type of fight to be mounted.
Leonard Ellerbe, promoter of the evening, says that so far his company is working well and that they are on the way to breaking the previous mark of the collection that they imposed in the fight of Mayweather against the Filipino Manny Pacquiao.
This time the price of tickets goes from 3,500 to 10,000 dollars, in the ring side area, and 14,995 in the “platinum” area. Prosecutors are expecting huge pay TV sales, at $ 99.95 each that could compete with the 4.6 million people who decided to buy the Mayweather-Pacquiao bout. At resale, the average list price of tickets is approximate $ 7,000.
Probably the promoters realized that the promotional tour through four cities attracted large crowds, but most of the attendees entered the different premises for free.
Las Vegas hotels also have many rooms available for the date of the battle, in the range of $ 300 to $ 400 per night, including several hotels operated by MGM Grand, which owns the T-Mobile Arena, which will house the fight, qualified in the world of the sport of boxing as a real “circus”.