Mayweather-McGregor tickets to go on sale July 24

Floyd Mayweather Jr., left, and Conor McGregor exchange words during a news conference at Barclays Center on Thursday, July 13, 2017, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
(AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Tickets for the Aug. 26 fight between Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas will go on sale July 24. It was announced during the third stop of their press tour Thursday at the Barclays Center.

Part of the reason a date hadn’t been announced for the tickets to go on sale was that T-Mobile Arena had yet to be secured as the venue for the fight. The two fighting icons have already garnered sizable crowds through the first two stops of their press tour in Los Angeles and Toronto. McGregor made quite the statement Thursday with his latest outfit on the tour.

Leonard Ellerbe, CEO of Mayweather Promotions, said tickets for the fight will start at $500 and go all the way up to $10,000 for ringside seats, per CBS Sports. Ellerbe also said that the average ticket price for the fight will be $1,000-plus and other ticket prices will include $1,500, $2,500, $3,500, $5,000 and $7,500.

Tickets for Mayweather’s fight against Manny Pacquiao in May 2015 were going for $300,000 a week before the bout, which Mayweather won by unanimous decision.

Mayweather and McGregor’s fight will be shown through pay-per-view on Showtime for $89.95 and $99.95 for high definition.

After months of negotiations, Mayweather and McGregor announced in June they were going to fight in the Aug. 26 boxing match. Mayweather will carry a 49-0 professional boxing record into the fight while McGregor has yet to appear in a professional boxing match. McGregor, who has a 21-3 professional mixed martial arts record, is the reigning UFC lightweight champion and former featherweight champion.

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