Mayweather vs. Canelo Fight Highest Average Ticket Price Among Major Events
Black Enterprise Magazine September/October 2018 Issue

Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Canelo Alvarez will square off Saturday night at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

According to, the secondary market ticket sales for Floyd “Money” Mayweather’s bout with Saul “Canelo” Alvarez were through the roof,  far outpacing any other fight in recent memory and only falling short of ticket sales from the last three Super Bowls.

Seat Geek, an online event ticket search engine, reported to SBNation that the average ticket price on the secondary market for the fight was $2,028 per ticket—more than twice as expensive as any other fight they’ve tracked.

Mayweather, who triumphed over Alverez Sept. 14, fought in front of a sold-out crowd of more than 16,000.

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Janell Hazelwood

Janell Hazelwood is associate managing editor at Black Enterprise, managing content across core areas of Money, Career, Small Business and Technology. She is also a featured blogger with My Two Cents, providing insights on branding, millennial career development, employment trends and leadership. She was previously a content producer and copy editor for Black Enterprise magazine, working across several editorial sections. The Hampton University graduate got her start in the newspaper industry, having worked for companies including The New York Times and Scripps Howard News Service. Her works and insights have appeared on The Huffington Post, MadameNoire, E!Online, Brazen Careerist, CBS News, and Arise TV.