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Mayweather-McGregor Banks 4.3 Million Buys, Says Showtime

According to an announcement by Showtime, Floyd Mayweather's money-spinning clash with Conor McGregor generated 4.3 million pay-per-view buys – making it the second biggest fight in PPV history.

The historic clash on August 26 saw the Irish UFC star make his professional boxing debut against Mayweather, an unbeaten former five-weight world champion.

Despite many labeling the fight a mismatch, however, the fighters had hoped the bout would become the richest in the sport's history.

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It did break UK PPV records, generating more than 1 million buys, and earned the competitors a combined fortune of around £329 million.

But Showtime, who broadcast the fight in the US, have now revealed that the August 26 showdown failed to beat Mayweather's showdown with Pacquiao in 2015.

That long-awaited fight garnered 4.6m buys in North America, 300,000 more than Mayweather's 50th career victory.

May-Pac also generated more than $600 million – more than Mayweather-McGregor.

The news does mean, however, that 'Money' has been involved in the four most popular fights in boxing history. Evander Holyfield's rematch against Mike Tyson (1.9m buys) is the only bout in the top five that doesn't involve the 40-year-old American.

Neither he norMcGregor have returned to action since the August 26 showdown. Mayweather has been enjoying retirement, while theUFC star has been involved in

TOP FIVE BOXING PPVs OF ALL TIME

1) Floyd Mayweather v Manny Pacquiao - 4.6m

2) Floyd Mayweather v Conor McGregor - 4.3m

3) Oscar De La Hoya v Floyd Mayweather - 2.4m

4) Floyd Mayweather v Canelo Alvarez - 2.2m

5) Evander Holyfield v Mike Tyson 2 - 1.99m

a number of controversies in recent months.

 

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Boxing lives on 02-05-2018

[QUOTE=j.razor;18464083]He got people to start with the PED Testing right?[/QUOTE] I don't care about that. Mayweather selfishly did that to protect himself.

Comment by j.razor on 02-05-2018

[QUOTE=Boxing lives;18338458]Hey I get it. He could do it. Thats the problem. He shined but the sport of boxing as a whole suffered for his personal gain. He was right to do it because he made millions of dollars because…

Comment by The D3vil on 12-18-2017

[QUOTE=.!WAR MIKEY!;18335861]they dont hate trump casey anthony or OJ lmfao they despise them big difference.[/QUOTE] [IMG]https://i.imgur.com/qmvho9r.png[/IMG]White people don't hate OJ? Yeah, ok.

Comment by MrRolltide91 on 12-17-2017

[QUOTE=IronDanHamza;18342859]No they are paying because Floyd is fighting. Whether that is for negative reasons or positive reasons is irrelevant. If Floyd is fighting people are going to buy it.[/QUOTE] Yep just look at the biggest ppv numbers

Comment by IronDanHamza on 12-17-2017

[QUOTE=HIGHNESS;18342778]So going back to the initial post. Floyd gets big PPV numbers because people want to see his opponents perform to try to beat Floyd. The bigger the name, the more PPV numbers. Floyd is most disliked due to his…

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