Late last month, ESPN announced that tickets to the Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor fight weren’t selling well, with hundreds of seats still available for a fight that was assumed to sell out instantly.
But apparently ticket sales are actually going well, according to Mayweather Promotions CEO, Leonard Ellerbe. “Right now, we have over $60 million in the box office,” Ellerbe announced to reporters at a Mayweather event.
“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.”
Mayweather’s 2015 fight against Manny Pacquiao brought in a record-breaking $72.2 million, so it remains to be seen whether the “Fight of the Century” will out-earn it in the box office.
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