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Thursday September 19, 2013

Mayweather v Canelo Fight Breaks Pay-Per-View Record, Earning $150 Million

Mayweather v Canelo Fight Breaks Pay-Per-View Record, Earning $150 Million

Photo: Mayweather v Canelo Alvarez

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Last Saturday’s fight between Floyd Mayweather and Mexico’s Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez has broken pay-per-view (PPV) records, which means Mayweather isn’t the only one going home with a big paycheck.

The September 14 pay-per-view event on Showtime earned $150 million in domestic PPV income beating the 2007 record set by another Mayweather fight, this one against Oscar de la Hoya.  The 2007 fight garnered $136 million in PPV revenue.

Mayweather defeated Canelo in a 12-round majority decision for the super welterweight title.
The 2007 fight had more viewers but earned less than the 2013 fight due to the higher viewing fee set at $65-70.  The Mayweather v Canelo fight had 2.2 million eyeballs on its and the 2007 Mayweather v de la Hoya had 2.48 million eyes on it. 

The $150 million PPV income is added to the $20 million earned at the door from the live audience at the Las Vegas MGM Grand Garden Arena.  These earnings will help pay Mayweather his guaranteed $41.5 million plus a percentage of the TV and cable rights; Canelo received $5 million.


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