“The Floyd Mayweather Jr.-Saul “Canelo” Alvarez junior middleweight unification fight last Saturday night at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas indeed lived up to its billing as “The One.”
Showtime, which broadcast the fight on pay-per-view, announced Thursday, along with promoters Golden Boy Promotions and Mayweather Promotions, that Mayweather’s dominant decision victory shattered the all-time record for highest-grossing pay-per-view fight of all time, generating $150 million in revenue from 2.2 million pay-per-view buys.”
Love him or hate him, you’re probably paying to watch “Money May” fight, because he just topped HIS OWN record for all-time pay-per-view revenues ($136 million in 2007 vs. Oscar De La Hoya). The sad part (if you’re a Floyd hater like me) is that these are preliminary numbers that are expected to keep rising…Damn! I gotta stop watching those 24/7s, because I always start believing that Floyd might lose and end up ordering his fights like a sucka!