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    Mayweather-McGregor promoters insist tickets selling briskly at $60M and counting

    Aug 17, 2017
    Floyd Mayweather prepares for his match against MMA champ Conor McGregor. AP

    WHETHER they deem the Floyd Mayweather versus Conor McGregor as a show or as a spectacle, fans are buying tickets to be at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas for the once-in-a-lifetime event this August 26.

    And they are doing so quickly, separating themselves from their hard-earned cash at a record-setting pace.

    "Right now we have over $60 million in ticket sales, what part of that remotely looks like ticket sales are slow?" Mayweather promotions CEO Leonard Ellerbe told Reuters a few days ago as he shot down talks that the upcoming mega fight is slowly moving tickets due to its high value.

    While $60 million in ticket sales is staggering, it needs a lot more dollars to break the box office record of $72 million worth of tickets sold when Mayweather scored a unanimous decision win over Filipino icon and former pound-for-pound king Manny Pacquiao last May 2015 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.

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    However, $60 million easily surpasses the UFC box office record of $17 million set last November at the Madison Square Garden in New York where McGregor beat Eddie Alvarez for the lightweight title.

    The Mayweather-McGregor fight isn't sold out yet and tickets can be purchased through official retailer Ticketmaster.com where the least expensive ticket is listed at $1,933 at section 216 Row R. The most expensive seat costs $34,290 at section 1 Row 1.

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    If your wallet can take a more serious hit, head over to Vivid Seats, a resale site where two ringside tickets can be had for $164,034 each.

    At Stubhub.com the least expensive seat is pegged at $1,595 while the priciest - Floor A Row A - costs $100,250 each.

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    Floyd Mayweather prepares for his match against MMA champ Conor McGregor. AP
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