The highly anticipated match between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao is attracting more than just attention. It’s also attracting major dollars and setting record ticket prices for those wanting to see the showdown.
The Las Vegas match, scheduled for May 2, is one of the most awaited boxing matches in years and is the reason for the hefty viewing prices.
The suggested retail price for an at-home pay-per-view of the match is $89.95. Fans wanting to watch the match in HD can expect to dish out another $10. High definition or not, the price to watch the pay-per-view version is expected to break pricing records.
The only other match to come close to such a high price was the Mayweather and Canelo Alverex match in September 2013 when pay-per-view charged $64.95 for regular and $74.95 for HD.
But it gets better. High rollers who want to be front and center for the real deal will need to come up with $87,500 for a ringside seat to the bout. The costly tickets are expected to be priced at record highs.
Revenue from the fight is anticipated at $152 million for pay-per-view with a total revenue of $200 million, breaking the May 2007 revenue record of $2.5 million for the fight between Mayweather and Oscar De La Hoya.
The highly-anticipated Mayweather-Pacquiao bout is expected to shatter all of those records.