Floyd Mayweather vs Canelo Alvarez Sets All Time PPV Revenue Record, Estimated 2.2 Million Buys

A lot of hype was surrounding the Floyd Mayweather vs Canelo Alvarez fight this past Saturday in terms of breaking the records for most pay-per-view buys, the most money made ever on PPV, biggest gate ever. We knew the last one was the record and now we have confirmation that at least one of those other records was broken.

Showtime announced that the Mayweather and Alvarez set the all time PPV revenue record exceeding $150 million with an early projection of 2.2 million buys. The previous record was $136 million from when Mayweather fought Oscar De La Hoya in 2007.

The Mayweather and De La Hoya fight was initially announced at 2.15 million buys and then amended a couple of months later when more of the numbers were tallied up to 2.48 million buys.

Showtime replays the fight with the junior welterweight championship fight co-feature between Danny Garcia and Lucas Matthysse, on Saturday night (9 ET/PT).

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Floyd Mayweather Dominates Canelo Alvarez and Wins By Majority Decision

44 men before had tried to defeat Floyd Mayweather and the boxing world thought Canelo Alvarez would be the man tonight to dethrone Mayweather. The number is now 45 as Floyd Mayweather defeated Canelo Alvarez by majority decision (114-114, 116-112, 117-111). BetweenTheRopes.com had the fight scored the fight 118-108 for Mayweather.

The pound for pound king looked tentative at the outset, but was able to control the first two rounds with the jab and was able to open up on Alvarez throughout the rest of the fight. Alvarez showed moments of frustration with a low blow in the middle of the fight and you can tell Mayweather was in Alvarez’s head.

Mayweather after the fight was complimentary of Alvarez’s performance.

“Canelo is a young strong champion,” Mayweather said. “I take my hat off to him. I take my hat off to the country of Mexico. Mexico has produced some great champions throughout the years. Canelo is a true champion at heart.”

Alvarez suffered his first loss in 43 fights admitted he was frustrated as the fight went on, but admitted that Mayweather was everything and then some.

“I didn’t know how to get him, it’s extremely simple,” Alvarez said. “He’s a great fighter, very intelligent. The frustration was getting in there, but he’s a great fighter. We tried to catch him.”

Mayweather was guaranteed $41.5 million for the fight, while Alvarez was guaranteed $5 million. The gate for the event reached over $20 million, with a chance for this event to break the pay per view buyrate record set by Mayweather’s fight with Oscra De La Hoya that did over 2.4 million buys in 2007.

Mayweather didn’t state what was next him, but it seems like it could be 140 pound champion Danny Garcia who defeated Lucas Mattyhsse in thrilling co-main event.

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Floyd Mayweather vs Canelo Alvarez Live Stream Weigh-Ins Starting At 5 P.M. ET

Floyd Mayweather will square off tomorrow night against Canelo Alvarez for Mayweather’s WBA Super Welterweight Super World Championship and for Alvarez’s WBC, WBA and Ring Magazine Super Welterweight Championships at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.

It is the biggest fight in boxing since a 2007 showdown with Mayweather and Oscar De La Hoya, whohc broke the all-time pay-per-view record with over 2.4 million buys. Boxing experts have been saying that this fight has a chance to eclipse that mark.

In the co-feature, Unified Super Lightweight Champion Danny “Swift” Garcia will defend his WBC, WBA and Ring Magazine Super Lightweight Championships as he battles Lucas “The Machine” Matthysse.

Before the fights take place, the fighters will weigh-in today starting at 5 p.m. ET.

Watch the live stream above.

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