Mayweather Vs Pacquiao fight topped $500m in revenue

Mayweather Vs Pacquiao fight topped $500m in revenue

The ‘Fight of the Century’ between boxing greats Floyd Mayweather Jr And Manny Pacquiao is expected to have generated more than $500-million worldwide, a record for pay-per-view buys and revenue, cable networks Showtime and HBO said on Tuesday.

The final figures smashed conservative guesses which had projected the long-anticipated meeting of two greats would generate closer to $300m and obliterated the previous pay-per-view revenue record of $150m set by Mayweather’s meeting with Saul “Canelo” Alvarez in 2013, as well as the previous record 2.48m buys generated by the 2007 Oscar De La Hoya v Mayweather fight.

On top of the pay-per-view receipts, the fight generated for than $71m from gate receipts – a new record for both the sport of boxing and the city of Las Vegas.

Many fans felt uninspired by a fight which was defined by more by Mayweather’s defensive mastery than any notable punches.

Yet even if both fighters stayed on their feet, the records were sent tumbling by the event which also broke records for international distribution and closed circuit distribution deals and sponsorships.