It is being marketed as boxing’s biggest event ever, but some fans aren’t biting just yet.
Absurdly high ticket prices — with ringside seats selling for $10,000 a pop — leave an estimated 3,000 seats available for the Aug. 26 bout between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Conor McGregor at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, according to the Los Angeles Times. Also, ticketing agents estimate that around 4,000 are available for purchase on secondary market sites like StubHub, which advertises its cheapest option at $1,795 before fees. That leaves as many as 7,000 seats that need to be filled for boxing’s biggest night just three weeks away from the opening bell.
“This money-grab fight is a promotion to see how much can be made off one night. When you see their commercial, hear [the participants] talk about the gate … it’s all about money,” boxing legend Oscar De La Hoya told the paper. “Yes, this is a business, but everyone’s forgetting about the fight, which Mayweather-McGregor is not.”
Some, like ticket-broker Ken Solky, the head of lasvegastickets.com and 1-800-LAS-Vegas, argued that the press’ critical take on the multi-city clown show tour the pair put on has “unjustly beaten up” the actual bout itself, but he told the Times that his sales are on track, as he sold a package of seats for
Article source: http://nypost.com/2017/08/08/where-the-mayweather-vs-mcgregor-hype-is-falling-flat/
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