That number includes traditional television distribution and online portals such as the new Showtime PPV app and SHOWTIMEPPV.com as well as UFC.TV in the U.S. and Canada. The total puts the fight behind only Mayweather’s 2015 bout with Manny Pacquiao, which generated 4.6 million buys. The total global revenue from the event including ticket sales, sponsorship, and international distribution exceeds $600 million, which—along with Mayweather vs. Pacquiao— is among the largest for a single-day sporting event of all time.
The fight, which took place in Las Vegas back in August, saw UFC champion McGregor take on the undefeated Mayweather in McGregor’s pro boxing debut. Mayweather won the fight by TKO in the 10th round, bringing him to a 50-0 record, surpassing Rocky Marciano’s record of 49-0.
Mayweather has beaten some of the best boxers of this or any generation and captured 11 major boxing championships. Of his 50 career wins, 27 have come by way of knockout. He has also fought in five different weight classes during his career, competing as a super featherweight, lightweight, super lightweight, welterweight, and super welterweight.