FLOYD MAYWEATHER AND Conor McGregor’s money-spinning superfight failed to break the record for gate receipts at a Las Vegas boxing bout.
The 26th August bout at the T-Mobile Arena was billed as having the potential to break both the gate and pay-per-view revenue records and in the end sold 13,094 tickets with another 137 complimentary tickets given out for a gate of €46.5m.
Face-value ticket prices for Mayweather-McGregor were among the most expensive in history, with cheapest seats going for $500 and the most expensive for as much as $10,000.
But there were 5,000 empty seats in the T Mobile Arena to watch Mayweather bow out of the sport with a 50-0 record against Irishman McGregor.
PPV numbers for last month’s fight have yet to be released, though these could well set a record.
Following Mayweather’s win over McGregor, both fighters and delegates from boxing and MMA stated that gate receipts would be a record high so these figures will come as a blow.