The T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas will host possibly the biggest boxing match in the history of the sport. McGregor makes his boxing debut after spending the last four years becoming the undisputed pay-per-view and revenue king of the UFC. Mayweather, on the other hand, is a multiple weight world champion and is considered one of the greatest boxers ever with an unbeaten 49-0 record.
ESPN's Darren Rovell projected Mayweather vs. McGregor could earn $77.1 million in ticket sales and another $475 million in pay-per-view sales. Representatives of the two fighters will likely find a way to compensate Ice Cube and the BIG3 league to facilitate a move outside T-Mobile Arena.
Last month, McGregor announced that he had signed a “record breaking deal” to box against Mayweather, who has not stepped into the ring since September 2015, when he beat Andre Berto to retain his world welterweight title. The sheer novelty of the proposed bout — with a UFC champion who’s never trained strictly as a boxer going up against an undefeated legend of the ring — could push the prize money into absurd territory, with White speculating that Mayweather could get at least $100 million from the fight and McGregor $75 million.
The cheapest tickets (nosebleeds) for Mayweather-McGregor are US$2,750 each (and only sold in pairs), and ringside seats in rows 1 through 11 range from $35,000 up to $100,000.
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