Alvarez-Cotto Matchup Similar in Price to World Series
Saturday’s championship match between Canelo Alvarez and Miguel Cotto is the most expensive boxing match since at least 2010 not involving Manny Pacquiao or Floyd Mayweather; in fact, of the eleven most expensive boxing matches in our database, Saturday’s fight is the only one to not involve at least one of those two fighters.
Tickets to Canelo Alvarez vs. Miguel Cotto
Tickets to Saturday’s match are reselling at a similar price to World Series tickets. In fact, Game 3 in New York was the only World Series game that was more expensive, with an average resale price of $1,205. THe fight is easily the most expensive event to take place in Mandalay Bay Events Center since at least 2010, beating out UFC 137 in October 2011, which averaged $578 on the secondary market.
Before Saturday’s fight, both boxers’ most expensive matches came against Floyd Mayweather. The Mayweather-Alvarez fight in September 2013 averaged $2,168, and the Mayweather-Cotto fight in May 2012 averaged $722.
Although UFC is growing in popularity, it can’t compete with boxing in terms of demand just yet. The most expensive UFC event in our database, UFC 194, is scheduled to take place on December 12 and is averaging $797 — that’s comparable to the price of Saturday’s cheapest ticket, where the get-in price is $670.