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