Mayweather vs Pacquiao Pay-Per-View buys: Staggering revenue numbers

The Mayweather-Pacquiao boxing fight has produced incredulous record-breaking Pay-Per-View numbers in the United States alone, reaching 4.4 million buys, according to Showtime and HBO.

The “Fight of the Century” in May 2 is the richest revenue ever in a boxing fight. Though it didn’t live up into the expectations of many because of the unanimous decision handed on Mayweather and the insufficient engagements of the fighters, still the total revenue could exceed the $500 million mark.

the Nevada State Athletic Commission announced Tuesday that the Mayweather-Pacquiao fight produced $72,198,500 from the sale of 16,219 tickets at the MGM Grand Garden Arena.

Aside from Pay-Per-View, there are other additional revenue coming from other outlets such as:

• A record of approximately $40 million from international television rights from 175 countries;

• A record $13.2 million from sponsorships, including a record $5.6 million paid by Tecate as the title beer sponsor;

• Nearly $19 million in national closed circuit revenue from tickets sold at more than 5,000 bars, restaurants and commercial establishments;

• Another $6.9 million in closed circuit revenue from a record 46,000 tickets sold (at $150 apiece) at MGM Resorts International properties in Las Vegas;

• Merchandise sales approaching several million dollars.

While Manny Pacquiao is already in the Philippines to rest his right shoulder, millions of people around the world long for a rematch. However, Floyd Mayweather denied Pacquiao a rematch in his Showtime interview that aired last Saturday.

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