Mayweather-Canelo Fight Sets Pay-Per-View Record

Mayweather-Canelo Fight Sets Pay-Per-View Record

'The One' topped 2007's Oscar De La Hoya vs. Floyd Mayweather, the previous record holder

Floyd Mayweather wasn’t the only one raking in the dough Saturday night.

The Mayweather-Canelo boxing match, broadcast on Showtime Pay-Per-View, snagged nearly $150 million, making it the highest-grossing pay-per-view of all time. The fight’s PPV gross topped 2007’s Oscar De La Hoya vs. Floyd Mayweather bout, which drew $136 million.

Prelim reports show the Mayweather-Canelo fight — titled “The One” — at roughly 2.2 million PPV buys. The existing records for PPV buys is 2.48 million for the De La Hoya-Mayweather match, though Showtime notes that Saturday night’s fight may break that record, as well.

“The One,” held at the Las Vegas MGM Grand Garden Arena, sold out within 24 hours of going on sale and broke a live gate revenue with $20 million.

Mayweather Promotions and Goldenboy Promotions promoted the boxing event.

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  1. roberto pena says:

    mayweather-pacquiao will undoubtedly beat that record if floyd takes that yellow streak off his back, and fight him. manny is locked and loaded and ready to do it now. and i quote pacquiao “if you think i’m a has-been that’s good, than FIGHT ME”..

    • roberto pena says:

      in my book mayweather is 44-1, cause he DID LOSE the first fight with castillo anyway. he IS NOT UNDEFEATED in my opinion and i’m sure most people would agree with me on that castillo fight it was highway robbery on castillo, just like paquiao-bradley. that robbery was even bigger than castillo’s.

  2. EK says:

    Nice gross. What’s the promoter/fighter/broadcaster divvy up?

    • John Tuimaifele says:

      @roberto pena, pacquiao and his team made the mistake for not doing what ever it took to fight mayweather. because they felt that they had the upper hand during the negotiations to fight mayweather. then pacquiao lost. which put him at the end of the line. and it doesn’t matter what people think. the reality is that this kid is undefeated and draws the most viewers for fights. he is a genius because people pay to watch him get his *ss kicked and wins. and gets all the money.

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