Floyd Mayweather claimed tickets occurring sale too late was responsible for the terrible turnout at his UK debut.
The ring icon, 46, fought Aaron Chalmers in an eight-round exhibition bout at London’s O2 Enviornment.
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It was the primary time Mayweather has ever fought on British soil throughout a legendary profession.
However the bout befell in entrance of a nearly empty 20,000-seat area. Your complete high tier was shut off for Sunday’s card, The Solar reviews.
And the decrease tier was not more than half full – that means the attendance was doubtless below 5,000.
However Mayweather believes the ticket-selling course of was responsible for the poor turnout.
“We did this in a single month – not even 4 weeks,” he mentioned throughout his post-fight press convention.
“I believe the tickets ought to’ve went on sale loads quicker.
“My new group remains to be studying. I’ve bought to take my hat off to them, it’s not their fault.
“It’s simply after we struggle within the US, as quickly as we announce the struggle, tickets are on sale.
“Right here, we introduced the struggle and the tickets didn’t go on sale till per week or two weeks later.”
Mayweather added: “I don’t level fingers. We work collectively as a group.
“While you purchase tickets over right here, you don’t actually need to spend cash.
“In America we don’t thoughts spending cash.”
Mayweather took on former actuality TV star Chalmers in his British bow.
He stepped into the ring carrying the British flag on his shorts in a bid to attraction to his UK followers.
Talking within the ring after the struggle, he mentioned: “I want to thank all of the followers within the UK.
“The UK is unbelievable – the UK is changing into the Mecca of boxing.
“Me and Aaron Chalmers had an opportunity to come back collectively and we had enjoyable for eight rounds.
“If the UK followers need me to come back again, I’m coming again.”
This text initially appeared on The Solar and was reproduced with permission.