Tomorrow night is one of the most anticipated fights in combat sports history. It will be Floyd Mayweather against Conor McGregor and what will be a historic fight for many reasons. Here are my overall thoughts on this mega fight between of the biggest names in sports right now.
Both Showtime and the UFC executed a phenomenal blueprint when it comes to the marketing of fight. It was a genius concept to have a promotional tour around the world to generate mass exposure for the fight in Los Angeles, Toronto, Brooklyn and finally London.
It is no secret that both fighters will get quite a lucrative payday the following figures where from Telegraph in the UK. Therefore decided to look at the ticket prices and pay-per-view numbers.
The fight will take place at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, the area has a capacity of around 20,000. Tickets for ringside seats are going between $21,000 and $35,000, the seats up high are going for more than $2386.
The figures on the overall revenue of the fight depend on a number of different variables, including pay-per-view sales, ticket sales, and merchandise and much more. If the pay-per view revenue is similar to the Mayweather-Pacquiao bout, the fight purse is likely to be worth $300 million however, the total amount of revenues could reach $700 million. There are reports that it will be split 70-30 or 75-25 in Mayweather’s favor.
This was a match made in heaven between two of the very best, fighters in their respected sports. Therefore there are many people out there that believe the hype and promotional around the fight will exceed the fight itself. The excitement of not knowing what will happen makes it a more intriguing fight because anything is possible.
It will be in the very interesting fight to watch from a spectators point of view. Even though McGregor has not been involved in one professional boxing fight, he still presents a challenge to Mayweather. That is due to his punching ability because he has laid out numerous fighters in the UFC. Experience will play a massive role, Floyd Mayweather will defeat Conor McGregor via knockout in either the six or seven rounds to reach an untouchable 50-0 inside the boxing ring.
Photo credit via Bleacher Report and figures from Telegraph