The first Mayweather/McGregor pay-per-view numbers are in and they are record breaking…
On Wednesday evening, the Nevada Athletic Commission confirmed that, although the gate revenue from Mayweather/McGregor was enormously impressive, it fell well short of the all time record set by Pacquiao/Mayweather back in 2015.
With that news confirmed, fans had begun to wonder if the bout would indeed surpass the pay-per-view record set by the very same fight, as predicted by Showtime executives.
Speaking last week, Stephen Espinoza claimed that the numbers were tracking in the right direction and the fight was on course to top the Mayweather/Pacquiao record.
“I’d absolutely call this a complete success,” Espinoza told the AP. “This was a fight that had massive expectations in both the fight itself and the business results. It lived up to those expectations in every respect.”
“It’s a little soon to be predicting a record but the record is definitely within reach… There could be a good amount of growth between the initial numbers and where we eventually end up.”
Although the US numbers have not yet been officially announced, Sky Sports have now confirmed to Boxing News that the super-fight has broken the UK’s all-time pay-per-view record set by Anthony Joshua vs Vladimir Klitschko in April of this year.
SKY SPORTS today told Boxing News that the Mayweather-McGregor event achieved in excess of 1m buys, and has broken the record set in April by Anthony Joshua’s titanic victory over Wladimir Klitschko. It also trumps the UK audience for Mayweather’s 2015 showdown with Manny Pacquiao. – Boxing News
With Mayweather now retired, fans are eagerly awaiting news of McGregor’s next move and, with the Irishman set to feature in a one on one interview with Dan Hardy at the end of the month, it looks like that very news could be coming sooner rather than later.