By ALAN SNEL
LAS VEGAS — The ticket windows at T-Mobile Arena said it all Monday morning.
“There will be no face to face or phone sales for the Mayweather vs. McGregor fight.”
Instead, shortly after 10 a.m. PCT, tickets for this boxing match event were snapped up in mere minutes on Ticketmaster for $500 to $10,000 a piece for the Aug. 26 spectacle at 20,000-seat T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. (You can get your hard copy of tickets only two days before the fight in an attempt to reduce the supply of tickets on the secondary market.)
And buyers already placed them on StubHub, where one floor ticket was going for $45,000, while another was listed at $37,500.
LVSportsBiz.com chatted with the retired dean of Las Vegas boxing writers, Royce Feour, about this fight. The 78-year-old, a member of five sports halls of fame for his more than four decades of boxing and sports journalism in southern Nevada, said initially he didn’t plan to watch the Mayweather-McGregor boxing match.
But Feour, who covered 17 Mike Tyson fights and many others involving boxing’s biggest names, said his curiosity got the best of him. Feour said he changed his mind because he wanted to see the fight so he could better understand the post-fight comments and stories.
“I was definitely not going to watch it. I was proud of the fact that I would not watch it. But it’s a big event and it will happen whether I watch it or not,” Feour said.
Feour said watching the fight will give him the chance to better understand the comments and discussions after the event.
He planned to either watch it at a friend’s house or pay the $100 for the pay-per-view broadcast at his home.
Feour predicted the mega-fight will be a “wildly successful” financial bonanza for the two fighters and that there was a good chance it would surpass the 4.4 million pay-per-views mark set from the May 2015 fight between Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao.