Ticket sales for Mayweather vs. McGregor off to slow start

Mayweather McGregor

On the night before the super-fight between Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather, the club will host a face-off between a Mini McGregor and a Mini Mayweather.

Larry Flynt's Hustler Club in Las Vegas is hosting the fight the day before the highly-anticipated event between the boxer and MMA fighter, and promises to be "the biggest little fight of the century", according to Larry.

In his time away from the division, Conor McGregor has rose from an unknown Irishman to the most famous combat sports star in the world.

Considered an unprecedented event in the history of boxing by Showtime Sports honcho Stephen Espinoza, the upcoming match is expected to draw more spectators than the Mayweather-Pacquiao fight, which now holds a record of 4.4 million pay-per-view purchases.

Fans in the United States will have to shell out $100 if they want to watch an HD feed of the UFC's poster boy trying become the first man to defeat Mayweather.

Watch the promo below, courtesy of Twitter user Zombie Prophet.

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Showtime will broadcast the fight in the United States while the European licensing rights are yet to be decided, although Sky Sport Box Office are the favourites.

"Mayweather wants the price to be £100", said Hearn.

"The price will be within the same realms as it always has". "I think a lot of it has to do with where prices are now".

'I never thought in my time as a champion, as a fighter that I would see fighters making the $70million or $100million he's making from this Mayweather fight.

Despite the slower than expected ticket sales, Mayweather-McGregor still is expected to challenge the all-time pay-per-view record (4.6 million buys). Sky won't want to go beyond £19.95. "That is their price point", he added.


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