The cynics who constantly gripe that the sport of boxing is 'dying' might care to yet again scan the numbers being generated by the fabulous light-middleweight showdown between Floyd Mayweather and Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez that takes place in Las Vegas this evening.
Forget Gareth Bales transfer fee - Forbes.com predict that the gross revenue for the event will far exceed $200million, shattering all records. All 16,200 tickets at the MGM Grand arena – priced from $350-$2000 – were snapped up within hours of release, generating live gate receipts of $20million. Seven blue chip sponsors have coughed up to $2million each in right's fees.
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