Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregorâ€™s long-awaited boxing match this Saturday night at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas already ranks among the best-selling fights in the history of the secondary market â€“ though it still trails another classic Mayweather event for the top spot, according to StubHub data.
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As of Monday afternoon, Mayweather vs. McGregor ranked second among StubHubâ€™s top fights of all time in terms of overall ticket sales, with an average ticket price of $3,574. The fight has yet to surpass the sales total from Mayweatherâ€™s 2015 match with rival boxer Manny Pacquiao, which carried a much-higher average ticket price of $4,456 and also brought in the richest live gate in boxing history.
â€œFloyd Mayweather is the most popular fighter today based on overall ticket sales on StubHub, so we expect strong demand whenever he steps into the ring,â€ StubHub spokesperson Cameron Papp told FOX Business. â€œDue to various reasons â€“ venue size, timing of other high profile fights, etc. â€“ average ticket prices are lower than Mayweatherâ€™s last fight in 2015 so this is a great opportunity to catch the legendary fighter in action at a unique event that likely wonâ€™t be replicated anytime soon.â€
With 10 days to go before the fight, Mayweather vs. Pacquiaoâ€™s overall sales were four times larger than totals at the same point for Mayweather vs. McGregor, according to StubHub data. However, Mayweather-Pacquiao tickets were also on sale for a longer period of time, so the numbers arenâ€™t perfectly comparable.
Mayweather, 40, is fighting for the first time since he retired from boxing in late 2015 with an undefeated 49-0 professional record. McGregor, 29, is a decorated mixed martial artist with a 21-3 record and multiple championship wins. He currently holds the UFC lightweight championship, but the match against Mayweather marks his first-ever professional boxing match.
Historically, Mayweather has proven to be a more lucrative draw on StubHub. His last six fights had an average ticket price of $1,484, while McGregorâ€™s last six MMA bouts had an average price of $702.
Customers in 18 countries have purchased Mayweather-McGregor tickets on StubHub. International buyers have accounted for 14% of the total sales on the secondary market ticket aggregator, compared to 12% for Mayweather-Pacquiao.