Whilst Conor McGregor’s super fight with Floyd Mayweather is being dubbed as one of the biggest fights in history, they’re desperately struggling to sell tickets for the event.
And here’s why; the cheapest ticket to watch the event live? £2,665.
We’re not experts, but we suspect the averaging boxing fan doesn’t have two and half grand to spend on a lone fight.
The fight takes place in Las Vegas on August 26, and whilst that’s just four weeks away, promoter Leonard Ellerbe isn’t moved by the slow ticket sales.
Ellerbe told The Associated Press: “We’re very excited and very happy with ticket sales so far.
“We’re well on our way to smashing our own record which transcended the sport.”
Ellerbe added that he expects all tickets to sell out, and furthermore, to smash the record of £54,974, 873 that was set by Mayweather when he fought Manny Pacquiao back in 2015.
That fight happened to eclipse the previous record by a stunning three times.
Take a deep breath. For the highest price ticket on Ticketmaster.com sits at a whopping $150,000.
This is testament to the calibre of this bout, and though tickets have not yet sold out five days in, it is a big one.
In fact, such is the number of tickets remaining, that you are still able to purchase six seats next to each other in 162 separate locations in the stadium.
As is always the case with these events, the re-sale mark up is high. At seatgeek.com, seats that were initially priced at £380 are being sold for almost five times as much at £1,500.
On the same site, the median ticket price would set you back a whopping £5,330.
The situation is much the same at StubHub, where demand for tickets is lower than it was at the same time before Mayweather’s fight with Manny Pacquiao two years ago.
Johnna Hoff, a StubHub spokeswoman said: “We’re not necessarily seeing demand levels for the fight yet.
“The encouraging part is people are buying some tickets.”
The explanation for this low level of demand can perhaps be found in the nature of the fight.
McGregor is a UFC man by trade, a sport that typically yields a far younger audience. These younger fans coffers tend to not run as deep as the typically older boxing fans.
No doubt the tickets will all sell out, and there’s no doubt this will be a historical occasion, in a very special city. Miss it at your peril.