The Eubank Jr vs Benn ticket sales website crashed on Friday as Matchroom Fight Pass members revealed their frustrations.
Many Fight Pass holders, who pay almost £30 [$36] per year for the privilege of being afforded early tickets, failed to secure any.
Eubank Jr vs Benn tickets
In taking to social media, some complained of not being able to access the website. Others said they had sold out in seconds.
One fan said: “What’s the point in Fight Pass when it crashes?”
Another added: “Joke trying to get Conor Benn and Eubank tickets. Again the bots win, and true fans don’t get to go!
“I’ll keep trying, as I can’t miss this.”
A third stated: shock, no tickets yesterday at presale or today on venue presale. Now, wait for the ticket touts to start reselling the Eubank Jr Benn fight tickets at an overinflated cost because they’re pure scum.
A fourth labeled the whole situation a ‘shambles.’
“Eubank Jr vs Benn tickets are ridiculously expensive. Floor tickets you don’t even want to know. Then £93 to sit right at the top in block 410 where you won’t see a thing. Shambles.”
Another echoed those sentiments.
“Matchroom Boxing shambles of Benn Eubank Fight Pass members tickets. No exclusivity as members’ addresses for tickets is open to all!
“Shocking taking of membership money. Matchroom shame on you.”
There was a small section who got their hands on tickets. Many of whom immediately began offering them at an inflated price.
StubHub, which partners with Matchroom on tickets, had tickets at three to four times the value posted within minutes of the sale opening.
Prices ranged from £143 [$175] for the cheapest seats to an eye-gouging £5,378 [$6500] for a VIP inner ringside seat previously offered at £1250 [$1500].
A debate will undoubtedly rage at allowing tickets to appear on resale within a short time. Buyers seemingly want seats merely to make a quick profit.
It’s not the first time gripes were aimed at the sport for how tickets get handled for sought-after events.
The views expressed in this article are the opinions of Phil Jay.