Mayweather fight to be shown in theaters

March 27, 2013

Bad Left Hook reports that the Floyd Mayweather-Roberto Guerrero fight on Cinco de Mayo weekend will be aired in theatres.  Fathom Events, the same company that works with the UFC in theatre events, will be working with Golden Boy to put the fight in this weekend.

After a year off, Floyd Mayweather returns to the ring and Golden Boy will take advantage of this by introducing an additional revenue stream: movie theaters.


Payout Perspective:

The move makes sense considering the hefty price to pay for one fight.  Based on the trend, it’s likely that Mayweather-Guerrero will be $69.99 (in HD) for most viewers.  Tickets for the movie theatre will be $18.00 a piece.   With the rising prices of PPV, it will be interesting to see how many people will take advantage of this option.

12 Responses to “Mayweather fight to be shown in theaters”

  1. Diego on March 27th, 2013 7:10 AM

    If you go with a friend, that’s $36 for tickets and $30 for two sodas and two hot dogs. That’s basically the same price unless you’re smuggling some beers and jerky into the theater.

    Has anyone gone to watch boxing or UFC at a theater? Is it a good vibe? I can’t watch at sports bars because it’s always a shitshow full of amateur analysis, but maybe theaters are more like the live event.

  2. Brain Smasher on March 27th, 2013 2:29 PM

    How can anyone watch this? FMJ goes out and find the guy least likely to beat him and sells it to you for $70. Then people chomp at the bit to convience themselves it is a compeitive match and hand over all their money to a con man. This isnt even a compeition. Its a meaningless demonstration.

  3. Sampson Simpson on March 27th, 2013 5:00 PM

    Well, being that Mayweather fights annihilate anything the UFC has ever put out, there has to be a lot of people tuning in.

  4. Brain Smasher on March 27th, 2013 5:47 PM

    Lots of old people who dont know how to use the internet and minds havent developed enough to see anything that isnt one dimensional. I mean what other choice do they have? Pay $70 for the second best boxer to fight a bum?.

  5. adder on March 27th, 2013 6:50 PM

    Brain smasher, who is the best boxer in your opinion?

  6. Diego on March 28th, 2013 5:01 AM

    Guerrero isn’t a bum. I agree that Canelo would have been a tougher matchup (and hence he didn’t get the shot), but that doesn’t mean that Guerrero is a can.

  7. Weezy02 on March 28th, 2013 7:38 AM

    Guerrero arrested in New York city for gun possession. Hopefully this will not interfere with the scheduled matchup.

  8. Sampson Simpson on March 28th, 2013 10:24 AM

    Weezy = female boxing hater

  9. Weezy02 on March 28th, 2013 11:55 AM

    Sampson Simpson = Owner of a broken jaw if I run into him.

  10. Sampson Simpson on March 28th, 2013 1:19 PM

    Weezy = Owner of a broken vagina

  11. BrainSmasher on March 28th, 2013 5:38 PM

    “Weezy = Owner of a broken vagina”
    Sampson are you admitting to being owned by Weezy? LMAO!!!!

  12. Dave Ramsey on April 27th, 2013 10:58 PM

    Note to Golden Boy, SHO & Comcast: I will watch this fight on the internet for free. $69.95? (plus tax) Y’all can kiss my grits.

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