Report from the past few weeks said that ticket sales for the Mayweather vs McGregor fight are not quite good. Ticketmaster and other Resale sites are still selling about a thousand of tickets for the August 26 fight, however, the CEO of Mayweather Promotions, Leonard Ellerbe fires back those reports on Thursday, saying they were able to sell a lot and going to shatter the all-time boxing gate record of the Mayweather vs Pacquiao.
Ellerbe told ESPN.com’s Darren Rovell that the box office already collected more than $60 Million. Floyd Mayweather also believes this big fight will sell out more.
"And you tell me, what part of that remotely looks like ticket sales are slow. This isn't a damn Rolling Stones concert. That's the only thing that sells out in seconds. When you are talking about tickets going from $500 to $10,000, that's an expensive ticket. So you have every CEO from every major company. You know, guys, it takes time to plan and get it together." Ellerbe said.
The Mayweather versus McGregor fight already made “more than double” than what the Canelo Alvarez vs Gennady Golovkin fight this coming September 16, Ellerbe noted. "All this is because of Floyd Mayweather. A little guy who, soaking wet, is 147 pounds," Ellerbe said.
A ticket reseller named Vivid Seats said that $3,684 was the average price of a ticket for Floyd Mayweather versus Conor McGregor on its website – as of Tuesday. Furthermore, StubHub had more than 2,000 unsold tickets and the Ticketmaster has more than 2,797 seats that are still remaining.
Mayweather is good in attracting a huge crowd in his fights, and it’s not new too. The Box Office famous in May 2015 – Floyd “Money” Mayweather vs Manny “PacMan” Pacquiao earned $72.2 Million, which is still a record for “Most Earned Money for a Boxing Fight.”