Boxing is one of the greatest sport around the globe having billions of fans. The competitions are held on daily basis and in almost every part of the world. Some boxers get so much fame that people love watching them fighting for the title and love to see them live. So, they spend money and buy the tickets. In this way, some fights get so much hit that they can even break the records. Here are the details about the boxing fight which earned highest revenue from the tickets sales.
Boxers like Amir Khan, Floyd Mayweather, Conor McGregor and many other big names are promoted by the richest companies. That’s why, their fights earned more than maximum.
Boxing Fights Which Generated Highest Revenue From Tickets Sales
There are many fights which have generated a brilliant revenue from the gateway income. Here are the complete details.
1 – Mayweather vs Pacquiao
The great name of the boxing world came across each other in 2015 in a much awaited bout. Mayweather vs Pacquiao fight is also known as the Fight Of The Century as the revenue generated is beyond expectations. Moreover, the fight is also in the Guinness Book Of World Records as there are record breaking PPV and ticket sales. Here is the summary of the fight.
- Year | 2015
- Tickets Sales | $72 Millions
- PPV Income | $434 Millions
- Mayweather’s Purse | $291 Million
- Pacquiao’s Purse | $159 Million
2 – Mayweather vs McGregor
Floyd Mayweather is again there as he has the greatest fan following among all the boxers. That’s why people love to watch him boxing in the ring. The contest between Mayweather and McGregor is one of the greatest of all the fights as it made Mayweather complete his 50th win. The ticket sales generated a great income as the match played at T-Mobile Arena in Paradise, Nevada.
- Year | 2017
- Ticket Sales | $57 Millions
- PPV Income | $423 Millions
- Mayweather’s Purse | $291 Million
- McGregor’s Purse | $91 Million
3 – Mayweather vs Alvarez
The fight took place in 2013 when Alvarez was not such a big super star as he is today. However, the fight still generated a great revenue as Mayweather was the opponent. The main factors are the tickets sales and PPV earnings. Summary of the fight is:
- Year | 2013
- Ticket Sales | $26 Millions
- PPV Income | $156 Millions
- Mayweather’s Purse | $84 Millions
- Alvarez’s Purse | $12 Millions
4 – Mayweather vs De La Hoya
Mayweather is again there in the fight but this is a fact that De La Hoya was the heart of this fight. The bout took place in 2007 where the Golden Boy pocketed double than the purse Mayweather has earned. The tickets sales made a solid contribution in the revenue as $19 Millions was the total gateway income. De La Hoya took the most of the revenue. However, Mayweather collected the win and emerged as a new star of the boxing world.
- Year | 2007
- Tickets Sales | $19 Millions
- PPV Income | $143 Millions
- De La Hoya’s purse | $54 Millions
- Mayweather’s Purse | $26 Millions
5 – Holyfield vs Tyson 2
One of the oldest fight has excluded Mayweather from the list as Holyfield and Mike Tyson faced each other in 1997. The fight was successful regarding the tickets sales and PPV earnings. The fight generated a huge $15 Millions tickets sales revenue and $106 Millions PPV earning after 2 Millions subscriptions sold.
- Year | 1997
- Tickets Sales | $15 Millions
- PPV Income | $106 Millions
- Holyfield’s Purse | $37 Millions
- Tyson’s Purse | $31 Millions
6 – Lewis vs Tyson
Before Golden Boy and Mayweather, Mike Tyson was known as the king of boxing as he became a part of many big fights. The bout between Tyson and Lewis held in 2002 at the Pyramid Arena in Memphis. 15,000 seats were sold generating a revenue of $18 Millions.
- Year | 2002
- Tickets Sales | $18 Millions
- PPV Income | $117 Millions
- Lewis’s Purse | $18 Millions
- Tyson’s Purse | $18 Millions
These are the record breaking boxing fights that dominated the market on the basis of tickets sales and PPV subscriptions. If there is any other fight, we will update the details here.