Despite reports of tickets moving slowly, Mayweather Promotions CEO Leonard Ellerbe says the upcoming Floyd Mayweather-Conor McGregor fight is on pace to break the boxing gate record.
On Thursday (Aug. 10), during Floyd’s media workout, Ellerbe said they’re selling major tickets at the box office and expects to sell out..
“Right now, we have over $60 million in the box office,” he said. “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 noted that the $60 million+ of tickets already sold is “more than double” than the anticipated Canelo Alvarez-Gennady Golovkin fight on Sept. 16 will finish with — and at the same venue, Las Vegas’ T-Mobile Arena.
The previous boxing gate record is $72.2 million, held by Mayweather’s fight against Manny Pacquiao in May 2015.
Mayweather said the same thing before his workout: the Aug. 26 fight would sell out.
Earlier this month, reports surfaced that thousands of seats were still available on Ticketmaster, and resale sites have even more. However, as of Tuesday (Aug. 8), ticket reseller Vivid Seats told ESPN the average price of a sold ticket on its site was $3,684 USD, 5 percent below the Mayweather-Pacquiao average.