Highest Viewed Pay-Per-View Boxing Fights of All-Time
Take a look at the big bouts that brought in the viewers.
The fight between Floyd Mayweather and Connor McGregor is one of the most anticipated fights in boxing history.
And that means it’s set to be one of the biggest pay-per-view events of all time.
As reported by Forbes, the bout taking place at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas between the boxing and UFC titan is expected to bring in 5.3 to 5.5 million pay-per-view buys. It has a high possibility of breaking the previous PPV record of 4.6 buys made in 2015 when Mayweather took on Manny Pacquiao.
‘The Money Fight’ prize purse is roughly $390 million with estimated total revenues exceeding $500 million, according to The Independent.
Take a look at how previous talked about fights stack up below:
Felix Trinidad vs. Oscar De La Hoya (1999)
Pay-Per-View Buys: 1.4 Million
Revenue: $71.4 Million
Mike Tyson vs. Peter McNeeley (1995)
Pay-Per-View Buys: 1.58 Million
Revenue: $63 Million
Mike Tyson vs. Evander Holyfield (1996)
Pay-Per-View Buys: 1.59 Million
Revenue: $79 Million
Mike Tyson vs. Evander Holyfield II (1997)
Pay-Per-View Buys: 1.99 Million
Revenue: $100 Million
Mike Tyson vs. Lennox Lewis (2002)
Pay-Per-View Buys: 2 Million
Revenue: $112 Million
Floyd Mayweather vs. Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez (2013)
Pay-Per-View Buys: 2.2 Million
Revenue: $50 Million
Floyd Mayweather vs. Oscar De La Hoya (2007)
Pay-Per-View Buys: 2.4 Million
Revenue: $136 Million
Floyd Mayweather vs. Manny Pacquiao (2015)
Pay-Per-View Buys: 4.4 Million
Revenue: $400 Million