Everyone expected Mayweather vs Pacquiao weekend to be historically monumental but the figures that are beginning to surface are beyond anyone’s imagination.
ESPN’s Dan Rafael spoke with Top Rank’s Bob Arum and was the first to hear the mind boggling numbers expected to be earned on May 2nd.
That’s $74 million dollars from ticket sales at the MGM Grand. Factor in merchandise, concessions and in building sponsors and the figures are mind blowing.
I’d say paying Mayweather and Pacquiao a combined $200 million is light. I guess the long wait was financially worth it for both the fighters and the companies associated with them.