Veteran promoter Bob Arum questions the legitimacy of Floyd Mayweather’s possible 50-0 record, if he ends up defeating Conor McGregor.
More accolades are expected to be added to Floyd Mayweather’s name if he wins against Conor McGregor on August 26th. Not only will he silence one of combat sports’ loudest talkers, he will also hold a 50-0 record, surpassing that of the late Rocky Marciano by one victory.
But according to Top Rank Promotions chief Bob Arum, Mayweather should not be deserving of such honors, if he does end up winning the highly-buzzed match-up.
“No, he doesn’t deserve (the 50-0) record, because he’s not fighting a fighter,” Arum told TMZ Sports. “He’s not fighting a real boxer. McGregor is a good MMA guy, but it’s a different sport.”
With just less than three weeks until fight night, reports have been circulating that tickets have yet to be sold out. As of the previous week, 3,000 seats remain vacant, while around 4,000 tickets are still available on the secondary market.
Ringside seats are priced around $10,000, while the cheapest ticket is at $500. Pay-per-view prices, meanwhile, are at $99.95 for HD, and $89.95 for SD.
For Arum, these numbers are way too outrageous for such a “spectacle”, that he suggests lowering them, accordingly.
“There’s a limit to the number of suckers (that will pay),” Arum said. “If they reduce the ticket price, (they can sell out).”
“It’s not a fight, for Christ’s sake. And three weeks later, De La Hoya’s doing a hell of a fight, (Gennady) Golovkin and (Canelo) Alvarez. That’s a good fight.”
Mayweather vs. McGregor will take place at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, and will be broadcast live via Showtime Sports.