Mayweather-Berto box office numbers not looking good?

Milan Ordoņez on Sep 02, 2015 11:31 AM
Floyd-Berto box office numbers not looking good?
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After a five-year build up despite the outcome that was generally met with disappointment, the post-fight numbers for the May 2nd Mayweather-Pacquiao mega bout remained staggering.

Overall, the fight raked in 4.4 million pay-per-view buys and a gross revenue of $500 million, a record-setter, to say the least. And with Floyd Mayweather’s decision to face a relatively lesser-named fighter in Andre Berto, the number are expectedly not looking as handsome.

In a report by Boxingscene.com, Mayweather Promotions CEO Leonard Ellerbe revealed the status of ticket sales with less than two weeks remaining until fight night.

“We still have tickets on sale at the MGM now. Ticket prices are at 150, 300, 500, 750, 1,000, and 1,500.”

Given Ellerbe’s statement, it does not look like the September 12th event, which is looking to be Mayweather’s final ring appearance, would be a sell out. So much so that Ellerbe himself has kept silent about the exact status of ticket sales, as of this posting.

“I haven’t read my report today. I don’t see why that would be any concern about how many tickets are sold.”

Andre Berto (30-3, with 23 victories by knockout) is a two-time world welterweight champion. According to Mayweather himself, he was picked to be opponent number 49 because Berto was a guy who was “going to push him to the limit.”

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