By: Amanda Anderson-Niles
Floyd Mayweather might be fighting his last boxing match this weekend, but he probably didn’t think his possible retirement would suffer low ticket sales.
According to reports, ticket sales for Floyd and Andre Berto’s fight are very slow.
With a little more than four days until Mayweather’s fight against Andre Berto at the MGM Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Ticketmaster shows there are more than 2,100 seats available — and that doesn’t even count the tickets that are typically held by the promoters.
That’s despite the fact that the face value of this fight — ranging from $125 to $1,500 — is significantly lower than the prices for Mayweather’s fight in May against Manny Pacquiao.
StubHub spokesman Glenn Lehrman said the leading resale site had an average ticket sale price of $5,095 for Mayweather’s fight against Pacquiao, while the average sale for Saturday’s fight is more than six times less ($799). As of 10 a.m. ET on Tuesday morning, only 25 seats to the Mayweather-Berto fight had been sold for more than $1,000 on StubHub.
In fact, the site has done a bigger business on the Anthony Joshua-Gary Cornish fight in London on Saturday than Mayweather-Berto.