The blockbuster Conor McGregor vs Floyd Mayweather boxing spectacle is fast approaching. Each day that passes, we learn more and more about the dynamics of what fans are calling the biggest fight in combat sports history.
Whichever side you choose. Whether it’s the obvious Mayweather side, because, let’s face it. He’s the most talented boxer of our generation. And he’s undefeated at 49 wins, virtually untouched and unchallenged. Or it’s the side of the Irishman, UFC’s lightweight titleholder with a huge personality.
This fight is going to be epic. Maybe not the actual fight, but everything else about it.
Where are you going to watch this spectacle?
While some people will definitely shell out the near US $100 for Pay-Per-View, others will want to watch live. The T-Mobile Arena, where the fight is scheduled to go down on August 26th, will be packed to the rafters. Filling the stadium will be three kinds of fans: Conor McGregor’s rabid supporters, and then there are those who respect Floyd Mayweather as well as those who want to see him lose.
Whichever kind of fan you are, you will be needing tickets, which are going to go on sale this Monday.
Fans can buy tickets on July 24 starting at 1 p.m. EST at Ticketmaster.com. Patrons also must pre-register on the Ticketmaster Verified Fan program to “ensure that tickets go to the fight fans who demanded this matchup and knockout any bots or scalpers attempting to buy tickets.”
In addition, fans are restricted to two tickets per transaction. That’s pretty chancy, but wait until you hear how much it costs.
How much are you willing to pay?
Ticket prices range between US $500 (you know, the kind where you can’t actually see what’s going on because there’s some rowdy Irish fan chugging beer right in front of you) to US $10,000 where celebrities of all kinds are just inches away.
It all depends on just how much you are willing to part with your hard-earned cash just to see these two guys throw leather. I know some of you are saying, “there is no way I’m watching this fight!” but let’s not kid ourselves. As much as we hate to admit it, we’re all watching one way or another.
For fans with the money, well watching live might seem just the right fit to be part of this historic event.
Who benefits the most?
That’s a pretty easy question. Mayweather is set to make upwards of US $200-million, while McGregor is projected to bag around US $125-million. While Mayweather has been in this position before during the Pacquiao fight. This is easily the biggest payday in McGregor’s career.
Leonard Ellerbe, CEO of Mayweather Promotions says tickets are going to be difficult, so you better secure yours early.
“It is vital that we provide our fans with a fair opportunity to purchase tickets to this unprecedented event taking place on Aug. 26 between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor,” said Ellerbe.
“This is a fight derived from the fans and should be available to be enjoyed by fans. It was necessary for us to partner with Ticketmaster Verified Fan for an event at this magnitude to provide everyone with a safe, worry-free method to purchase tickets.”
Sorry to say though, fans who reportedly already bought tickets last month unfortunately were scammed. The real tickets go on sale this Monday.