The Estimated Revenue For The Mayweather/Pacquiao Superfight Is Nearing The Half Billion Mark

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The Floyd Mayweather Jr./Manny Pacquiao fight is already pretty much guaranteed to be the highest grossing fight in combat sports history. The only question now is how obscene the final tally will be. As ESPN reports, it could be pretty damn obscene at over $400 million:

The live gate for the joint Showtime/HBO pay-per-view fight on May 2 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas will generate a staggering $74 million from the sale of a little more than 15,000 tickets, Top Rank chairman Bob Arum, Pacquiao’s promoter, told ESPN.com on Monday.

That is more than 3½ times the gate record of $20,003,150 generated by ticket sales for Mayweather’s junior middleweight unification fight against Canelo Alvarez, also at the MGM Grand Garden Arena, in September 2013.

When Mayweather-Pacquiao was signed in late February, Top Rank and Mayweather Promotions were looking to double the gate record to…

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