Conor McGregor’s showdown against Floyd Mayweather is on course to be the most lucrative boxing match of all time.
Mayweather Promotions CEO Leonard Ellerbe has confirmed that the August 26 encounter has already banked $60million at the box office.
That puts it in line to beat the £72.2m boxing record – recouped from Mayweather’s 2015 bout against Manny Pacquiao.
— MayweatherPromotions (@MayweatherPromo) August 6, 2017
Amidst question marks over why there are still around 2,000 seats available for the fight at Las Vegas’ T-Mobile Arena, Ellerbe hit back by revealing the figures behind the encounter.
Ellerbe said: "Right now, we have over $60 million in the box office and you tell me, what part of that remotely looks like ticket sales are slow?
“This isn't a damn Rolling Stones concert. That's the only thing that sells out in seconds.
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— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) August 11, 2017
“When you are talking about tickets going from $500 to $10,000, that's an expensive ticket. So you have every CEO from every major company.
“You know, guys, it takes time to plan and get it together.
"All this is because of Floyd Mayweather. A little guy who, soaking wet, is 147 pounds."