They say that the Mayweather Vs McGregor live fight is all about the money. With nothing left to prove in the world of boxing, as he already matched the all-time high record of 49-0 of Rocky Marciano, the acceptance of Floyd Mayweather Jr. to the boxing challenge of Conor McGregor has dollar signs written all over it.
Both fighters have acknowledged anyway that the mayweather vs mcgregor live fight is a cash grab. Well, there’s nothing really wrong with it since it’s how they make a living. But how much money is really at stake here?
Numbers Likely Mirror the Mayweather Vs Pacquiao Bout
The camps of Mayweather and McGregor are tight-lipped on the matter. The two are bound by the confidentiality agreement in their contracts.
However, sources claim that the fight purse could be somewhere around $300 million similar to the one in the Mayweather Vs Pacquiao bout. The estimated split between the fighters is at 70-30 to 75-25. Of course, the bigger slice is reserved for the veteran Mayweather.
Due to the pay-per-view potentials of the Mayweather Vs McGregor live fight, the same formula will most probably be applied to the pay-per-view cost of the event. The average pricing of the PPV will be $99. With that, experts project the TV revenues of the bout to reach $400 million. It should be noted that the earnings of Mayweather in his battle against Manny Pacquiao was around $180 million.
The Mayweather Vs McGregor Live Stream fight on Reddit is taking place on August 26, 2017 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. The arena has a capacity crowd of 20,000.
Capitalizing on the big names involved in the contest, the tickets have been put at a premium rate. Analysts in the UK said the pricing for the ringside seats are somewhere around £18,000 to £30,000. The upper tier of the venue should be at £2,000.
How Much will Each Fighter Earn?
If the purse stands at $300 with about 75-25 split, expect Mayweather to get more or less $230 million. On the other hand, McGregor will earn along the $70,000 mark.
Even with that very unequal share, McGregor is certainly sitting on a pot of gold here. The Irish will certainly not earn that much in a single mixed martial arts bout or even in one year competing in his sport.
According to Forbes, the Irishman earned $34 million over the past 12 months leading to June 2017. His overall pay from his winnings were $27 million. Then his endorsements added $7 million to it. The highest earnings of McGregor from a single fight came from his second match against Nate Diaz in UFC 202.
Mayweather has a net worth of $340 million as of December last year. Around $32 million of it came from his winnings in boxing against Andre Berto. The endorsements he made during the period added $12 million into it.
So far, the press conferences leading to the Mayweather Vs McGregor live fight have been entertaining. With much hype building up in the process, there is a possibility that the actual earnings of the fighters will further increase.