Though not the most-ordered pay-per-view of all-time, Saturday’s fight between Floyd Mayweather and Canelo Alvarez has officially secured its place as the medium’s highest-grossing.
With a projected 2.2 million buys, the eagerly-anticipated boxing match garnered almost $150 million in PPV revenue. That gives it the commercial edge over previous record-holder Floyd Mayweather vs. Oscar De La Hoya, which grossed $136 million in 2007.
Held down in the revenue column by its lower price point, that fight remains the most-ordered event of all time. It drew a whopping 2.48 million buys.
Prior to Saturday, most were expecting a Mayweather-Alvarez buyrate in the 2 million range.
The fight, which also grossed more than $20 million in live gate revenue, fell in favor of Mayweather, who retained his undefeated record by majority decision.