Mayweather-Pacquiao gate estimated to reach $74 million

2:02 | Boxing
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Monday March 23rd, 2015

Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao's fight of the century could bring in the gate of the century, too. 

Promoter Bob Arum estimates the total revenue brought in from those attending the fight could reach $74 million, according to's Dan Rafael. The sum would easily surpass the all-time gate record for boxing, which sits around $20 million, Rafael tweeted Monday

The fight's revenue doesn't end there, however. Rafael indicated that between gate revenues, pay-per-view subscriptions and other revenue streams coming in, the fight's total value could reach well in to the hundreds of millions.


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The fight, which takes place May 2 and is being billed as the 'Fight of the Century,' won't be easy to get in to. The cheapest ticket for the event is estimated to cost $1,500, while high-end tickets could go for $7,500, promoters announced. 

Those who can't make it to the fight in person will have the choice between watching it on either HBO or Showtime. 

The fight, which was announced Feb. 20, will come after years of hype and speculation as to whether the two best fighters of their generation would ever make it into the ring together. 

If that doesn't hype you up enough, you check out the fight's official artwork, below. 

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