The Most Expensive Fight in History

If you paid $100 to watch the Floyd Mayweather vs. Manny Pacquiao fight in the comfort of your home through Pay-Per-View, you personally have contributed to the most expensive fight in history. Here’s a list why:

The Most Expensive Fight in History

1. Most Expensive Pay-Per-View Fight

The price to watch the Mayweather vs. Pacquiao fight was $100, breaking the previous record of the most expensive PPV event being $74.95.

2. Most Expensive Payouts

According to Forbes, for his 36 minutes of work, Mayweather took home $180 million and Pacquiao $100. Prior to this historic pay out, Mayweather had earned only $420 million throughout his entire career. Yes, that means Mayweather essentially made half of his previous life’s work in one fight.

3. Most Expensive Tickets

The cheapest ticket sold for the event was $2,959, according to data released from StubHub. The average price paid was $6,268, and the most expensive sold was $40,955. There were 980 tickets available.
The average price for Mayweather vs. Pacquiao tickets was the most expensive average ticket listing price in history.