‘The Money Fight’ – The real numbers behind the Mayweather-McGregor megafight

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By El-Amisty Nobo| Follow Amisty on twitter @ElAmistyNobo

It doesn't matter how weird you think the much anticipated improvised boxing bout between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Conor McGregor is, the two fighters will stand toe-to-toe inside the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

But, before the bell even ticks for the start of the fight, here are the numbers behind the Floyd Mayweather versus Conor McGregor $700mn superfight:

$700mn - The fight is expected to make total revenues of as much as $700mn including including pay-per-view earnings and gate receipts.

$300mn - The purse expected to be split between the fighters. Meanwhile, Floyd Mayweather could pocket 70% of that total.

1 billion - The number of people to whom the fight will be available to watch on a TV screen or online, according to promoters of the bout.

20,000 - The number of fans the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, the venue for the bout, seats for boxing. A ringside spot would set you back in excess of $40,000.

$4 - The amount you’d need to bet on Mayweather to make a profit of $1 (his odds are 1-4). The odds on McGregor are around 3-1 with most bookmakers. One punter has placed 880k on Mayweather to win.

0 - The number of professional fights Mayweather has lost (49 wins, 0 losses). It’s also the number of professional boxing fights McGregor has had.

11 years - The age difference in years between the fighters – Mayweather is 40, McGregor is 29. The American made his professional boxing debut in 1996 - when McGregor was aged 8.

2 inches - The reach advantage McGregor [74 inches] has over Mayweather [72 inches]. The Irishman is also 1 inch taller at 5ft 9in.

€188 - The amount McGregor was receiving a week in social welfare payments in Ireland before he hit the big time. ‘The 188’ is also the name of his new yacht.

$340mn - Mayweather’s net worth, according to Forbes. He could make $230mn from the McGregor fight. The Irishman’s net worth is a reported $34mn.

3,360 - The number of diamonds encrusted on ‘The Money Belt’, specially-made by the WBC for the bout.

Credit: RT

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