Mayweather-Alvarez a sellout

June 28, 2013

ESPN’s Dan Rafael reports that the Floyd Mayweather, Jr. v. Canelo Alvarez fight set for September 14th has sold out. All seats for the fight sold out in less than 24 hours and has broken the record for all-time live gate for boxing.

The gate, which may draw close to $19 million depending on the number of comps will surpass the old record held by Mayweather and Oscar de la Hoya.  Tickets ranged from $350 to $2,000 per seat for the fight which will be at the MGM Grand Garden Arena.

Payout Perspective:

The hype tour has started and Golden Boy and Showtime is going all out for this event.  The 11 city promotional tour will cost over $1 million.  Despite the lofty costs, Golden Boy/Showtime it will pay off.  One need only look to the quick sellout for evidence of this.  There’s no indication how many tickets hotels/casinos bought but the bottom line is that the event sold out in less than a day which was the likely hope/strategy in promoting the fight.

 

10 Responses to “Mayweather-Alvarez a sellout”

  1. Chang on June 29th, 2013 3:41 AM

    https://twitter.com/danrafaelespn/status/350738431804063744

    says Dan Rafael:
    Golovkin $350k
    Macklin 300k
    Oosthuizen 30k
    Gonzalez 50k
    Nelson 45k
    Cuello 35k

  2. Tops of on June 29th, 2013 4:37 AM

    Good fight purse for golovkin and macklin(both non Americans one is from Kazakhstan and one is irish Brit)….he’s still unknown but can be a star…one of the best punchers in boxing right now….and has skills as well…I think hbo is going to start investing in him…..if he wins by spectacular fashion tomorrow he’s going to be one of the new batch of boxing stars….

  3. Sampson Simpson on June 29th, 2013 1:58 PM

    Its crazy how popular Saul Alvarez is when most minions wikl only clanor about Pacquiao and Mayweather being touted as boxing’s only big draws.

    Alvarez-Cotto would be bigger than anything the UFC could ever put together period

  4. Chris on June 29th, 2013 8:41 PM

    Gonna be a great fight, guy on HBO thinks it will do 1.3, no shit its gonna do that, should do 1.5-2 mill.

  5. Tops of on June 29th, 2013 11:12 PM

    And golovkin delivers!

  6. Weezy02 on June 30th, 2013 4:16 PM

    Can Saul solve the defensive riddle? I’m not so sure, but it will be fun to watch him try. Biggest fight in boxing in many years.

  7. Machiel Van on July 1st, 2013 7:49 AM

    Floyd by decision.

  8. Sampson Simpson on July 1st, 2013 1:18 PM

    Biggest fight since Mayweather-Cotto

  9. Weezy02 on July 2nd, 2013 8:42 AM

    “Biggest fight since Mayweather-Cotto”

    Bigger. Schaefer says it could very well break PPV records.

  10. Sampson Simpson on July 3rd, 2013 8:38 AM

    They better hope so if they plan to make money.

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