TKO! Showtime Breaks PPV Revenue Record With Mayweather Vs. Canelo Fight

The One has turned out to be No. 1. Floyd Mayweather’s victory over Saul “Canelo” Alvarez in Las Vegas on September 14 is now the highest-grossing pay-per-view event of all time. The Showtime presentation of the boxing match pulled in nearly $150 million in domestic PPV revenue. The still undefeated Mayweather’s win soundly beats the previous $136 million record set by his match-up against Oscar De La Hoya back on May 24, 2007. Going for around $70 a pop depending on providers, the preliminary results from distributors have the 12-round fight as having garnered 2.2 million PPV buys. The record remains the 2.48 million buys for the Mayweather and De la Hoya fight but that could change as final numbers come in over the next week or so. The previous second most purchased PPV was Mike Tyson and Evander Holyfield’s June 28 1997 heavyweight championship ring battle that got 1.97 million and a chunk taken out of the latter’s ear by the former. In terms of actual live gate revenue, the September 14 has also taken the top spot with a little bit more that $20 million

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