Floyd Mayweather spoke about making ‘crazy numbers’ for his fight with Conor McGregor despite the fact several thousand tickets remain unsold for August 26.
According to several reports, tickets ranging from three to six figures are yet to be snapped up for what was supposed to be a once in a lifetime match-up.
Mayweather’s previous record-breaker against Manny Pacquiao sold out with minimum fuss, leaving those behind the promotion for the McGregor fight with some egg on their faces.
Freebies to celebrities and a price cull should see the contest packed to rafters by the weekend, although Mayweather didn’t seem too worried when addressing how much money he could make from the bout at the grand arrivals.
“When there’s a fight of this magnitude, it’s all about keeping composure and that’s what I do,” said Mayweather.
“I go out there and do my job and let the rest take care of itself. This is huge, the numbers that we’ve been hearing about, they’ve been crazy,” he added.
McGregor has been widely ridiculed as a challenge by the majority of the boxing fraternity, whilst bookmakers haven’t reflected this fact in their fractions for the masses.
‘The Notorious’ can be backed at just 3/1 against, a smaller price than ex-world champions Victor Ortiz, Marcos Maidana, Andre Berto and Robert Guerrero, all of whom had solid careers in the sport.
Only time will tell if McGregor has the chance he proclaims to as huge sums are bet on Mayweather to score a stoppge despite the one-time pound for pound king not having ended a fight early (within the rules) for a decade.