Snow Patrol singer Gary Lightbody were among those who paid for seats at shows in the United States. Mr McGuigan said: "On big fights like this, you don't expect to give tickets away whether they are a celebrity or not."Details of the high-profile payments emerged on day eleven of his multi-million pound courtroom showdown with Mr Frampton.
The Belfast fighter is suing his ex-manager for alleged withheld earnings. Mr Frampton has made claims against Cyclone Promotions UK Ltd - of which Mr McGuigan was a director - over purse fees, broadcasting rights, ticket sales and merchandising.In a counter lawsuit, the former two-weight world champion is accused of breaching his contract when he split from the company in 2017.