Mayweather-Canelo PPV price: $65 regular and $75 HD
(Photo credit: Esther Lin/Showtime) By Chris Williams: If you want to see the Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs. Saul “Canelo” Alvarez fight on pay per view on September 14th then you’re going to have to dig a little bit deeper for this fight than you would for a normal fight. Despite this fight being projected to break PPV records by Golden Boy Promotions promoter Oscar De La Hoya, they’ve decided to sell it for $65 for regular PPV and $75 for high definition.
It’s a pretty big difference from what boxing fans are normally paying. Mayweather’s last fight went for $60 for his bout against Robert “The Ghost” Guerrero in May.
I really don’t like the idea of paying a ton of money for a fight that will be bringing in a massive amount of PPV buys like the Mayweather-Canelo fight.
It seems to me that when you have a fight that’s projected to bring in a huge amount of PPV buys, the promoters should lower the price considerably because they’re already making more money as it is. They should drop the price to say $15-20 range to reflect their numbers for the fight. With the price that low, I could see the Mayweather-Canelo fight easily breaking the 2.4 million buys that Mayweather vs. Oscar De La Hoya set in 2007. But I don’t see this fight breaking any records with a price tag of $65-75; not in this economy. Maybe if this was 2007 it might, but not now.
There’s no point in getting greedy about it and raising the price from what it was before. They’re already making a ton more money.
In this kind of economy Golden Boy should be lowering the asking price for this fight like Canelo did for his tickets to his last fight at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas last April. I thought that was really generous of Canelo to do that. Golden Boy should be taking a page out of the playbook that Canelo made for that fight by lowering the price so that some of less prosperous boxing fans can see this fight card. You can do a lot with $65-75.
That buys a lot of gas and can help feed a family for a few days. I hate them jacking the prices up for this fight because the money is already really good by the huge PPV numbers. Why ask people to pay more when you’re already getting cash. I’m not going to purchase this fight card because I don’t like the idea of paying more to see a fight.