The sporting world remains optimistic that a fight between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor happens and insiders believe a deal is just on the horizon for the last quarter of the year.
With nothing finalized, and media bickering between the dueling entities continues, there is one fact that isn’t up for debate. If the fight does come to pass, some people are going to make a lot of money and some people are going to spend a lot of money. .
ESPN’s Darrell Rovell took a look at the financial side of what could be the biggest pay-per-view in sporting history and broke down best estimates of the revenue a fight of this magnitude can make and landed north of $600M dollars.
Here’s how he arrived there:
- Ticket sales: $77.1 million
- Pay-Per-View sales: $475 million
- Sponsorship sales: $22 million
- Merchandise sales: $2 million
- Betting amount: $30 million
Total: $606.1 million
That buys a lot of trips to Girl Collection.
It sounds good on paper but again there is still no fight. Oscar De La Hoya is standing behind his open letter to fans to not support the event, Mayweather and McGregor continued to talk it up to the press, and Dana White is still mad with Oscar.
Usual business for a Tuesday.