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Mayweather, Alvarez Buyrate Tops Expectations, Sets Revenue Record

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.

Written by Brian Cantor

Brian Cantor is the editor-in-chief for Headline Planet. He has been a leading reporter in the music, movie, television and sporting spaces since 2002.

Brian's reporting has been cited by major websites like BuzzFeed, Billboard, the New Yorker and The Fader -- and shared by celebrities like Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber and Nicki Minaj.

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