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Mayweather vs. Canelo Gate Has Cracked $20 Million

By Rick Reeno

Golden Boy Promotions CEO Richard Schaefer has announced that Floyd Mayweather Jr. (44-0, 26KOs) vs. Saul "Canelo" Alvarez (42-0-1, 30KOs) continues to build on their record-cracking gate figure. Two months ago, Mayweather-Canelo broke the $19 million mark and shattered the previous record of $18,419,200 - set in 2007 by Oscar De La Hoya vs. Mayweather. On Thursday it was revealed that Mayweather-Canelo, as it stands right now and confirmed by the MGM Grand, has generated a gate of $20,003,150.

The fight takes place on Saturday night at the MGM in Las Vegas, with Showtime Pay-Per-View carrying the event.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by smifnwessun on 09-13-2013

these mexican fans are going to be cheering but same result canelo is going to be chasing the wind all night trying to setup his stance for the perfect punch while taking nothing but punishment.....the mexican james dean will walk…

Comment by Twako on 09-13-2013

did they add more seats or just jacked up the prices

Comment by Deevel916 on 09-13-2013

[QUOTE=Grimgash;13738091]They're not "given". They're promised and sold to said people. They don't hand out free tickets. It's like iHeartRadio concert in vegas. It sold out in 1 minute, but in reality most people who are ordering from the general public…

Comment by Grimgash on 09-13-2013

[QUOTE=Lorily;13738035]So then how do they come up with a 19-20mil reported sales? Sounds more like a loss of revenue rather then gain, if what you're saying is actually true. Are they counting the cost of the tickets even though they…

Comment by Lorily on 09-13-2013

[QUOTE=Brother Khalid;13737920]The only thing I can thing of that a lot of these arena can be modified or expanded to get additional seats. This happens quite often in various sports in which the stadium/arena is expanded, beyond maximum capacity to…

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