No doubt boxing is one of the most popular contact sports, and that’s why Cleto Reyes brings you the five fights that have sold the most.
Floyd Mayweather is in four of them, being the fighter who has sold more payments per event in his history. And Saul ¨The canelo¨ Álvarez is in the third highest grossing fight in boxing history.
According to data collected by chains such as HBO, Showtime and ESPN:
- MIKE TYSON VS LENNOX LEWIS
June 8, 2002 at the Pyramid Arena in Memphis, Tennessee.
¨The lion¨Lewis defeated Ïron¨ Tyson by knockout in the eighth round, raising 112 million dollars.
- FLOYD MAYWEATHER JR. VS OSCAR DE LA HOYA
May 5, 2007 at the MGM Grand Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.
We saw the middleweight fight in which “Money” Mayweather won by split decision, raising 136 million dollars.
- FLOYD MAYWEATHER JR VS SAÚL ÁLVAREZ
September 4, 2013, at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Fight won by the American Floydaywather who before the sales payment per vision received $ 41.5 million for the fight, and then raised $ 150 million.
- FLOYD MAYWEATHER JR. VS. CONOR MCGREGOR
August 26, 2017 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.
The Irishman had lost in the round 10 against Mayweather upon receiving a technical knockout and so the Michigan boy raised the 500 million dollars.
- FLOYD MAYWEATHER JR. VS MANNY PACQUIAO
May 2, 2015 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Fight made after 5 years of negotiations in which won the undisputed undefeated Floyd ¨Money¨ Mayweather, raising this time 600 million dollars.
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