Well, this was to be expected…
It was being talked about as a circus fight that would never actually happen. However, ever since Conor McGregor vs Floyd Mayweather was finally confirmed on Wednesday evening, fight fans have been clamoring to get their way to Las Vegas for the highly anticipated bout.
Bookies already have the fight at odds on to break the all-time pay-per-view buy record set by Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather in May of 2015 and it looks as if ticket prices will also be similar to that historic bout.
For the so-called ‘Fight of the Century’ (Pacquiao vs Mayweather), tickets were almost impossible to come by with a huge number being distributed to sponsors, promoters, and celebrities before they even went on general sale.
When the public eventually did have a chance to try and purchase tickets for the event, they were being sold for prices varying from $1,500 to $7,500 and sold out in a matter of seconds. However, in the United States, it is legal to resell tickets online via third party platforms and some were resold for as much as $128,000.
For Conor McGregor vs Floyd Mayweather, a similar scenario is very likely to unfold and, although tickets have not yet gone on official sale, some reliable sites are already distributing them for astronomical sums.
Viagogo is a ‘global online platform’ that claims to ‘help ticket sellers ranging from individuals with a spare ticket to large multi-national event organizers reach a global audience’.
At this moment in time, the platform is peddling tickets for ‘The Billion Dollar Fight’ with prices ranging from a jaw-dropping €7,386.89 to an incomprehensible €891,067.035.
Although the official ticket sale may yet surprise us with some reasonably priced options, given the indicators above, that certainly seems to be a long shot at this stage.