By Steve Kim
Regardless of what the pay-per-view price will be for the bout between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao on May 2nd, it's expected to break records. Not just in terms of buys but also total revenue.
The current buyrate mark is 2.48 million for the 2007 bout between Mayweather and Oscar De La Hoya. The revenue mark was set with Mayweather's 2013 bout against Saul Alvarez, which grossed $155 million.
Mark Taffet, the Senior Vice Preisdent of Sports Operation and Pay-Per-View for HBO Sports commented - "You know me, I'm always hesitant to give projections. This is the kind of fight that transcends the sport and it's reminiscent of Ali-Frazier and some people who've been around for decades suggest that it can even transcend that.
"I believe that records are made to be broken and that if any event has a chance to eclipse all the records on pay-per-view - it's this fight that has a chance to do it."
Some like promoter Bob Arum are boasting that this could break the three million barrier in terms of the number of purchases.
Steve Kim is the news editor for BoxingScene.com.
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