Mayweather Promotions CEO Leonard Ellerbe said Thursday that the Floyd Mayweather-Conor McGregor fight was on pace to break the all-time boxing gate record, despite characterizations suggesting otherwise.
“Right now, we have over $60 million in the box office,” Ellerbe said at Floyd Mayweather’s media workout. “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.”
Ellerbe said the more than $60 million worth of tickets already sold is “more than double” what the highly anticipated Canelo Alvarez-Gennady Golovkin fight on Sept. 16 will finish with — and it’s at the same venue, Las Vegas’ T-Mobile Arena.
The previous record for a boxing gate is $72.2 million, the money brought in by Mayweather’s fight
Article source: http://www.espn.com/boxing/story/_/id/20307913/mayweather-promotions-ceo-leonard-ellerbe-disputes-claims-low-ticket-sales-conor-mcgregor-fight
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