Despite being touted as the biggest fight in history, Floyd Mayweather’s megafight with Conor McGregor failed to break the ticket sales record set by his 2015 fight with Manny Pacquiao.
The hyped bout, held at Las Vegas’ T-Mobile Arena, sold just 13,094 tickets — in addition to 137 complimentary tickets given out — for a gate of $55.4 million, according to figures released by the Nevada Athletic Commission.
The news comes after Mayweather said at the post-fight press conference that gate receipts had reached $80 million.
By comparison, the numbers fall well below the $72.2 million generated by the Mayweather-Pacquiao fight at the MGM Garden Arena in Las Vegas, which sold 16,219 tickets.
So far, pay-per-view numbers for the August 26th fight have not been released, but is expected to exceed the 4.6 million mark set by the Mayweather-Pacquiao fight. Initial estimates say there were as many as 6.5 million PPV buys for Mayweather-McGregor.
Just in case you missed it, Mayweather won, via a 10th round TKO.
With the victory, he improved to 50-0 to break heavyweight legend Rocky Marciano’s 49-0 record for most wins without a loss or draw.
Mayweather announced his retirement after the win.