Floyd Mayweather vs McGregor generates a staggering sum it has been officially confirmed, months after the boxing match took place.
The dust has well and truly settled on the pair’s Las Vegas carnival event at the T-Mobile Arena last August but the cash registers are still being calculated by both men gleefully no doubt.
The record for pay per view buys of a boxing (or any combat sports event for that matter) still stands at 4.6 million buys in the US back in 2015 for Mayweather vs Pacquiao.
At the time across all revenue streams (4.6 million pay per view buys, gate receipts, sponsorship, close circuit, merchandise, etc) it generated an estimated to be approximately $550 million (depending on how many purchased HD vs SD on pay per view which was not released) back in 2015.
Mayweather vs McGregor however as an event has reported to have fallen just short of that record in terms of pay per view buys at least, at the 4.3 million mark.
A whopping number nonetheless.
So although it fell short of the pay per view record in the US for pay per view buys, the exact revenue numbers (total money generated) could indeed be very close – taking into account inflation over the last two years.
It was thought beforehand that the fight could become the first ever billion dollar bout but even though it didn’t, the above are certainly not too shabby numbers to put it lightly for one night’s work.
Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor won’t be looking for a new job anytime soon.