Floyd Mayweather to bring his big fight to the Barclays Center instead of Vegas? Imagine that?
Well according to the New York Post, that’s the plan. Investors are trying to sway Mayweather to take some of his fights outside of his hometown of Las Vegas, particularly to Brooklyn.:
Investors need upwards of 1 million pay-per view buys to break even and having the fight at the Barclays Center could create added interest.
“It would be like LeBron coming to town,” a source close to the situation said. “It would light up the Barclays Center.”
A Mayweather bout at the Barclays wouldn’t generate the type of gate that could be made in Las Vegas and there are tax issues that might deter Mayweather from fighting in New York. But the media exposure he would receive could equate into enough added pay-per-view revenue to ensure his guarantee.
Mayweather is clearly partial to fighting in Las Vegas, his hometown. But he seemed open to taking the Mayweather Experience elsewhere as long as his minimum guarantee is met. “My guarantee will never be under $32 million, never,” he told Fighthype.com.
Mayweather's next fight will be against Amir Khan on May 3rd.
Imagine a Mayweather fight at the Barclays?! I’m in there.
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