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Mayweather-McGregor fight not arousing box office interest

Mayweather-McGregor fight not arousing box office interest

The much-hyped fight between American Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Irishman Conor McGregor has so far not captured the interest that was expected, five days after the start of ticket sales, as there are still hundreds of seats available.

The fight will be played on August 26 in Las Vegas (Nevada). Mayweather is fighting again after retiring undefeated (49-0, 26 KOs) 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 drop, or that they are not interested in buying one at that price because of the type of fight that is going to be staged.

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Leonard Ellerbe, promoter of the evening, assures that so far his company is doing well and that they are on the way to breaking the previous record of collection that they imposed in Mayweather’s fight against the Filipino Manny Pacquiao.

This time the ticket price ranges from $ 3,500 to $ 10,000, in the “ring side” zone, and from $ 14,995 in the “platinum” zone.

Promoters are expecting huge pay-TV sales, at $ 99.95 each, which could rival the 4.6 million people who decided to buy the Mayweather-Pacquiao fight.

At resale the average list price of tickets is roughly $ 7,000.

The promoters probably noticed that the promotional tour through four cities drew huge crowds, but most of the attendees entered the different venues for free.

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In Las Vegas hotels there are also many rooms available for the date of the fight, in the range of between $ 300 and 400 per night, including several hotels operated by MGM Grand, which owns the T-Mobile Arena, where it will take place. carried out the fight, qualified in the world of sport of boxing like a real “circus” .EFE

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