Mayweather-Alvarez Bout is Richest Fight Ever

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Floyd Mayweather Jr.'s dominating win over Canelo Alvarez was the richest fight ever, a box-office smash at the arena and on television.

Showtime said Thursday that at least 2.2 million homes bought the pay-per-view for the bout, second only to the 2.44 million homes in Mayweather's 2007 bout against Oscar De La Hoya.

With the highest pay-per-view boxing price — at an average of more than $70 — the fight will generate nearly $150 million revenue in TV sales alone.

Nevada boxing regulators say the gate for the bout was just more than $20 million, also a record. A total of 16,146 seats were sold for the event at an average price of almost $1,240 per ticket.


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