Mayweather vs McGregor to be shown live in movie theaters


Experts predict that ticket sales, pay-per-view numbers and sponsorship deals could see the contest generate as much as £500million and surpass Mayweather's fight against Manny Pacquiao, which is the current record-holder.

Davis, Mayweather Promotions CEO Leonard Ellerbe and Showtime Sports executive Stephen Espinoza declined to discuss Davis' upcoming opponent during a question-and-answer session that lasted almost 35 minutes Saturday night before the Mikey Garcia-Adrien Broner main event at Barclays Center. Resale tickets are available for as low as about $1,700 a seat, while unsold tickets start at $3,500 and range into the tens of thousands. The Mayweather-Pacquiao fight secured $400 million PPV purchases in 2015.

"We're very excited and very happy with ticket sales so far", promoter Leanard Ellerbe told the Associated Press.

"We're not necessarily seeing demand levels for the fight yet", said Johnna Hoff, a StubHub spokeswoman. Ticketmaster replied to an email by saying it will "decline to comment at this time".

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Despite all this Mayweather thinks it should be the most expensive fight in history, "Money" wants a ridiculous pay-per-view sum for the bout.

Considered an unprecedented event in the history of boxing by Showtime Sports honcho Stephen Espinoza, the upcoming match is expected to draw more spectators than the Mayweather-Pacquiao fight, which now holds a record of 4.4 million pay-per-view purchases. "No one knows what the demand will be", Drayer said in an email.

The dead giveaway should have been the size difference between McGregor and Badurgov, but hey, sometimes you see what you really want to believe.

But, now that the promotional tour is over; the attention has shifted towards the speculations regarding the possible earnings from this fight.