Advertisement
Advertisement

Mayweather-Canelo Closed Circuit Pulls in $2.6 Million

by David P. Greisman

The fantastic numbers continue to roll in for last Saturday’s mega-fight between Canelo Alvarez and Floyd Mayweather.

The latest? That the closed circuit broadcasts for the bout held at locations around Las Vegas pulled in a remarkable $2,615,360, according to figures provided by the Nevada State Athletic Commission.

These showings sold 26,163 seats, or about $99.96 per ticket. Another 200 were given away.

That just adds more revenue to the record-breaking mark for revenue from the live audience at the MGM Grand. A total of 16,146 paid for tickets, bringing in a gate of $20,003,150, according to the commission. Another 50 arena tickets were given away.

The show was the highest-rated boxing broadcast ever in Mexico, according to figures Televisa provided to Golden Boy Promotions.

All that awaits is the estimate for the pay-per-view buy rate in the United States and the amount of revenue brought in by those watching the fights at home. Even if the buy rate does not eclipse the record set by Mayweather’s 2007 fight with Oscar De La Hoya, the higher prices for this bout have many expecting that the revenue mark could be broken.

Pick up a copy of David’s new book, “Fighting Words: The Heart and Heartbreak of Boxing,” at http://bit.ly/fightingwordsamazon. Send questions/comments via email at [email protected]

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Someone88 on 09-20-2013

This is great for Boxing!

Comment by SaldanaCC on 09-20-2013

Floyd haters are sooooooo MAD!!!!!!! Even if all the ppl who bought the fight were nelo fans they bought it cuz they want to see floyd lose period they truely thought nelo was the answer an floyd prooved em wrong…

Comment by Frank Ducketts on 09-19-2013

Who else was that, that said boxing is finished?

Comment by Frank Ducketts on 09-19-2013

Wow. Hey Mike Wilbon. Get a ****ing clue!

Comment by Nekronicle on 09-19-2013

[QUOTE=periks19;13766474]I didn't know Mayweather fought Broner lol. Regardless of who the better fighter is Canelo sure draws more people at this than pbf. It would be nice if cable companies could do a survey of the people that bought the…

Post a Comment/View More User Comments (15)
Top Headlines Parker Eyes War With Joshua, Brushes Off Whyte's Trash Talk Video: Ruslan Provodnikov Shows His Power on The Heavy Bag Groves Feels Murray Never Recovered From Pounding By Golovkin Video: Ruslan Provodnikov Details Strategy, Camp For Molina Teddy Atlas: I Don't Think There is Any Interest in May-Pac Rematch Whyte Eyes Anthony Joshua Rematch: I Want To Whup His Ass! Video: Joel Diaz on Recent Defeats of Victor Ortiz, Tim Bradley Custio Clayton Continues His Streak With Knockout Win Video: Justin Fortune on Khan, Golovkin, McGregor, Canelo, More Miguel Vazquez: I Will Ask Al Haymon To Get Me Adrien Broner Jermell Charlo Tells WBC That He Wants Canelo Alvarez Clash Video: John Molina Talks, Ruslan Provodnikov Crashes Interview Golovkin's Promoter: Canelo Talks Not Dead, Still Our Priority! Video: Ruslan Provodnikov Cracks Away on The Mitts Video: Provodnikov on Golovkin vs. Canelo, Facing John Molina Video: Shane Mosley vs. David Avanesyan Final Press Conference Video: David Avanesyan Confident of Stunning Shane Mosley WBC Eyes Tourney, With WBA/IBF, To Set Golovkin's Opponent Lara: I Want Golovkin Next, He Would Solidify My Legacy! WBC Prez Wants Canelo Hate To Stop, Plans To Give High Ranking Video: Martin Murray Confident of Taking Down George Groves Video: George Groves on DeGale vs. Jack, Haye, Facing Murray Dorticos Already Back In Gym After FOTY Win Over Kalenga Lara-Martirosyan II Leads Second-Most Watched '16 SHO Telecast Video: George Groves, Martin Murray Go Face To Face Ricky Burns Focused on History, Becoming 3 Weight Champ Jorge Linares Inks New Pact With Golden Boy Video: Martin Murray Gives Take on Canelo-Golovkin Rift George Groves: I'm Looking To Take Martin Murray Out! Video: Dillian Whyte on PEDs in Boxing, Joshua-Breazeale, More Dillian Whyte Wants Two Tuneups, Then More Experienced Foes Rances Barthelemy, Mickey Bey Discuss Training Camp, More Eubank Offers To Give British Title To Blackwell, Hennessy Reacts Enzo Maccarinelli Vows To Beat Dmytro Kucher in Style Khurtsidze's Coach: We're Ready To Face Golovkin in September Ruenroeng, Casimero Make Weight Following Photo-Op Confusion Francisco Vargas Nears Testing Record For Combat Sports in Cali Lara To Golovkin: I've Called You Out a Few Times, Let's Fight! George Groves vs Martin Murray Now WBA Title Eliminator Well-preserved veteran Nick Casal eager to end five-year hiatus
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement