Fight Night Sneak Peak: ‘Money’ Mayweather Vs. Canelo ‘The One’ Álvarez [Photo]
“Listen, if this fight goes through the roof, Floyd Mayweather could make $100 million in this fight as sure as we’re standing here talking,” CEO of Mayweather Promotions Leonard Ellerbe said.
That seems virtually impossible given the math. For the sake of argument, assume an average purchase price of $70, since the HD version is $74.95 and the standard definition version is $64.95. Golden Boy CEO Richard Schaefer said sales skew slightly in favor of the high definition version.
And further, assume that the fight sells three million pay-per-views, which would beat the existing record by 25 percent and doesn’t seem possible.
That would generate $210 million in net revenue. In pay-per-view, half of that money goes to the cable, satellite and telephone companies that distribute the fight. That would mean the promotion would net $105 million out of the pay-per-view sales. To get to $100 million, Mayweather would have to earn $58 million in pay-perview revenue out of that $105 million.
But Ellerbe insisted he was telling the truth, even if he wasn’t divulging details.
“I don’t want to get into all of the specifics,” he said, but he wouldn’t back down on that figure. – yahoo!
Mayweather and Golden Boy Promotions along with Showtime Boxing bring you… undefeated & undisputed champion Floyd “Money” Mayweather Jr. VS. young up-and-coming & undefeated Mexican phenom Saúl Canelo “The One” Álvarez on Saturday, Sept. 14 (9PM EST) at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas for the WBA and WBC junior middleweight title! Canelo is only 23 years old with a dazzling 42-0-1 record with 30 KO’s, while Mayweather,36, still dons a superb 44-0 record with 26 KO’s! Canelo has the edge in power (and size), while Mayweather has the advantage in every other category except age! Mayweather, 5-foot-8 146 lbs., is stepping up in weight class to take on Canelo, 5-foot-9 153 lbs. Mayweather is slated to make a record $41.5 million off the fight, and could bank up to $100 Million by the time all is said and done! Watch the fight on Showtime PPV or Live at the MGM Grand Las Vegas!
What is your predictions for the fight? Tyson has Mayweather winning by a decision and I agree. I do think that Mayweather will get knocked down once or twice though during the fight, do you? Place your bets or check the odds! Please leave feedback below!!!
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