Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor will finally fight in the boxing ring on Saturday, 26th August 2017 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. It took well over a year of negotiations reach an agreement, the driving force behind this fight is money and money only. Mayweather always maintained that it will take a big money offer to get him out of retirement and that is exactly what he will be getting for 26th August fight against UFC champions Conor McGregor. Mayweather is guaranteed $100 million from this fight but that could double or even treble if the fight hit all monetary metrics. Conor McGregor is also guaranteed $60 million but could clear much more than that depending on PPV numbers. We take a look at all the revenue streams of this fight and how much money both fighters can clear.
Mayweather vs McGregor Purse: It took well over a year of hard negotiations to finally reach an agreement for the fight. Mayweather was always going to be the “A” side and he is guaranteed $100 million from this fight.
|Floyd Mayweather||$150 million guaranteed (Floyd Mayweather is guaranteed $150 million before a punch is thrown but he is likely to clear somewhere around $200 million or even more assuming this fight hit all its money matrics including both domestic PPV and foreign TV deals.)|
|Conor McGregor||$75 million guranteed (Purse is believed to be 70:30 in favour of Mayweather and McGregor is guranteed $75 million but he might also clear over $100 million depending on PPV sales both in US and UK plus his huge list of sponsorship deals on the fight week)|
However considering the global appeal of this fight and it could be PPV event in more than country and also extensive broadcasting rights sales around the world could balloon both fighters purse to massive numbers.
Worldwide TV Broadcasting Deals: Showtime will be broadcasting the fight live in US via PPV priced at around $59.95 for standard and $69.95 for HD. They are expecting around 2 million PPV buys and if that target is meet or exceeded both Mayweather and McGregor will have massive boost in their earnings from the fight. This fight is also expected to be a PPV event in United Kingdom, Australia and Canada while extensive broadcasting rights will be sold to as many as 90 countries around the world which will rack in huge TV money. According to early estimates if all targets are meet, Mayweather might well clear around $200 million from the fight while McGregor’s earnings could also reach $100 million mark.
Revenue From Tickets & Other Sources: T-mobile arena has the capacity of around 20,000 and its all sold-out already with highly inflated ticket prices. Around $40 to $50 million is expected from just gate receipts adding to already massive revenue expectations. While stream of other sources like sponsorship, merchandising, closed circuit TV and some international broadcasting deals are also expected to rack in $20 to $30 million.
So here you are folks, Mayweather has played another master-stroke taking almost a risk free fight which will take his career record to 50-0 and but most importantly give him his last major payday of over $100 million easily. McGregor on the other hand can clear $60 million from this fight more than his entire UFC career earnings. Every one involved in the fight is a winner apart from average boxing/MMA fans who will have to fork out $60 bucks to see pretty much a mis-match.