(UPDATE 5-2-15) Today is the day, and the biggest fight in recent memory is just a few hours away. Currently on TicketIQ, there are 70 Floyd Mayweather vs. Manny Pacquiao tickets available with prices ranging from $2,333 to $11,219. Click on the link below if you want to be there in person for the "fight of the century" at the MGM Grand tonight:
(UPDATE 5-1-15) On Saturday night, the long-awaited Fight of the Century will take place at the MGM Grand Arena in Las Vegas. Floyd Mayweather, Jr. and Manny Pacquiao will officially pat gloves after years of broken contract negotiations and trash talking, and the two superstar boxers are seeing secondary ticket prices fall just one day before they step in the ring together.
The average price for Mayweather vs Pacquiao tickets is now $4,232.37 on the secondary market, 21.5% lower than Monday’saverage of $5,392.54 and 61.5% below the fight’s peak average of $10,999.57 on March 27. For fans looking to just get in and witness one of the most talked-about and historic boxing matches ever, the cheapest available ticket is currently listed for $2,148.
Mayweather Vs Pacquiao Tickets Now Averaging $10,118 on Secondary Market
(UPDATE 4/29/15) The cost to just get in to the “Fight of Century” has started to drop over the last week. The get-in price for Pacquiao vs Mayweather tickets on the secondary market is now $2,685. That’s a 32% drop from last Saturday when the get-in price was listed at $3,938. The average price for the fight, however, has not taken as much of a hit, though it has dropped to the second most expensive event TicketIQ has tracked on the secondary market since 2010. At a $10,118 average it is currently just 3.3% below the $10,466.11 average price from Super Bowl XLIX in February.
(UPDATE 3/26/15) According to Top Rank Chairman Bob Arum, Floyd Mayweather vs Manny Pacquiao tickets will be made available to the public sometime next week. That availability, however, will be very limited. The MGM Grand Arena will be configured to fit 16,200 people for the May 2 fight. Less than 1,000 of those seats will come from tickets made available to the public. That limited number of tickets will be what hits the market next week.
The rest of the tickets will be divided among the venue, the MGM Grand, and Mayweather Promotions and Top Rank, the promoters for each of the two boxers. Face price for the tickets start at $1,500 and will go up to $10,000 to sit on the floor. Those prices are projected to allow the fight to bring in between $72 and $73 million, which is more than triple the previous record for a boxing match.
On the secondary market, tickets are still scarce and expensive. The average price is currently $10,890.21 with a get-in price of $4,555. Just over 300 tickets are currently listed. More information will be known as the actual on sale date is announced.
(UPDATE 3/12/15) Ticket prices have been announced for the May 2 fight between Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather. At a press conference on Wednesday afternoon, it was stated the face price value of tickets would range from $1,500 to $7,500. However, no on sale date was revealed. It was announced that an on-sale date would be provided soon.
On the secondary market, ticket prices for the bout are still high. Less than 200 tickets are listed on the secondary market with an average price of $8,958.03. The get-in price for the bout is currently $4,555. Both prices make the fight among the most expensive events TicketIQ has tracked on the secondary market.
Things could change as tickets are released, but there’s no doubt this will continue to be one of the most demanded events in history.
(2/21/15) The long awaited SuperFight between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao that promoters have tried to put together for five years just may be closer than ever to becoming a reality. According to a report by Kevin Iole of Yahoo Sports, the fight just cleared a major hurdle with Pacquiao agreeing to terms for a May 2 bout with Mayweather at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. The information was head from promoter Bob Arum, who also told Yahoo Sports that the only thing in the way from this fight from happening is Mayweather’s approval himself. However, it should be noted that none of Mayweather’s representatives have confirmed that Arum’s recent comments about the fight are accurate. Still,Arum, after weeks of silence has told Yahoo Sports that everything is agreed upon including Mayweather’s representatives have also agreed to the deal, but have yet to get Mayweather to agree.
Floyd Mayweather’s two fights at the MGM Grand were the most expensive boxing tickets in 2014 as Mayweather vs Maidana I this past May had an average price of $1,385.10 on the secondary market, with the least expensive ticket to get-in at $359. Mayweather’s rematch with Marco Maidana this past September had tickets just slightly more expensive with a secondary market average price of $1,403.63 and a get-in price of $376.
In Manny Pacquiao’s last fight at the MGM Grand, which was this past April--a rematch with Timothy Bradley--secondary market tickets also had an asking average price of over $1,000. That’s still 26.5% below Mayweather’s rematch with Maidana, and the least expensive ticket to get-in for Pacquiao vs Bradley II was a much less expensive $178.
Floyd Mayweather is the biggest draw in boxing, but both Mayweather and Pacquiao are clearly the biggest superstars in the sport and it’s only a natural for the fight to take place at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. Mayweather has fought his past 10 bouts at the venue, while Pacquiao has fought five of past seven fights at the MGM.
Also according to sources, the two sides have agreed with the drug testing protocol which killed the fight from happening in 2010 and the sides have agreed on a 60/40 purse split in favor of Mayweather which could range in excess of $120 million purse for him.
Both fighters would receive their biggest pay days by far and tickets for this fight would easily be the most expensive TicketIQ has ever tracked. The arena could reportedly produce a $40 million dollar live gate, which doubles the existing record of $20 million set at the MGM in Mayweather’s September 2013 fight with Canelo Alvarez.
Fan should be warned not to get overly excited as this fight has fallen apart several times before in past negotiations, but the fact is the “Fight” is just one signature away from happening.