Mayweather v Canelo makes over $20,000,000 on the gate
Current two-weight world champion Floyd Mayweather’s masterclass performance against Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez raked in over $20m in gate receipts on the night, the Nevada State Athletic Commission have confirmed to WBN.
The 36 year-old produced an unbelievable display of boxing skill to outclass the much bigger challenger, to prevail 117-111, 116-112, 114-114 on the scorecards to the delight of the capacity crowd in Las Vegas.
Pound for pound king Mayweather was already guaranteed $41.5m for his part in the blockbuster clash and the massive intake from the MGM Grand will certainly help those figures which are yet to be considerably boosted by the PPV numbers.
According to the official amounts given to World Boxing News today, over 16,000 tickets were sold for the September 14 sell-out, making $20,003,150 as Mexican superstar Alvarez lost for the first time in 44 contests via a majority decision.
The contest was predicted to be the highest-grossing pay-per-view event of all time by those behind the promotional drive for ‘The One,’ with Showtime set to make an official announcement on sales in the near future.