#MayPac Does 4.4 Million Buys, Gate of $71 Million

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MAYWEATHER vs. PACQUIAO EVENT

SHATTERS RECORDS FOR PPV BUYS, PPV REVENUE, LIVE GATE AND MORE

Generates Combined Total Revenues In Excess of $500 Million

NEW YORK (May 12, 2015) -The boxing blockbuster event, Floyd Mayweather vs. Manny Pacquiao, shattered the previous record for total pay-per-view buys and now ranks as the highest-grossing pay-per-view of all time. Initial reports from distributors indicate that the event generated more than 4.4 million U.S. buys and more than $400 million in domestic pay-per-view revenue alone. With additional revenue from the live gate at MGM Grand in Las Vegas, international television distribution, sponsorships, closed circuit and merchandise sales, the event is expected to generate in excess of $500 million in gross worldwide receipts. The news was announced jointly by Showtime Networks Inc., a subsidiary of CBS Corporation, and HBO in conjunction with event promoters Mayweather Promotions and Top Rank, Inc.

The welterweight world championship unification bout nearly doubled the previous record of 2.48 million buys generated by the Oscar De La Hoya vs. Floyd Mayweather boxing event in 2007 and nearly tripled the record $150 million in U.S. pay-per-view revenue generated by Mayweather vs. Canelo Alvarez in 2013.

Live gate receipts for the star-studded event at the MGM Grand Garden Arena produced more than $71 million in revenue, dramatically eclipsing the previous live gate record of $20 million (for Mayweather vs. Canelo) for both the sport of boxing and Las Vegas.

Additionally, Mayweather vs. Pacquiao set the record for closed circuit admissions and revenue both in Las Vegas and at establishments nationwide. The event sold nearly 46,000 closed circuit admissions at MGM Resorts International properties in Las Vegas alone and was available at more than 5,000 bars, restaurants and commercial establishments throughout the U.S.

Distributed in 175 countries worldwide, Mayweather vs. Pacquiao was available in essentially 75 percent of the world's territories, setting the revenue record for international distribution.

As reported last week, Mayweather vs. Pacquiao drew enormous numbers on social media. For example, Facebook reported that 37 million unique people contributed more than 115 million interactions from the start of the event to 30 minutes following its completion, a new record for a boxing event.

The May 2 promotion included unprecedented marketing and cross-promotional support from distributors as well as record revenue from the event's major sponsors.

Mayweather vs. Pacquiao was a 12-round welterweight world championship unification bout promoted by Mayweather Promotions and Top Rank Inc., and co-produced and co-distributed by HBO PPV® and SHOWTIME PPV®.

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-SouthPawFlo :

I expected it to be over 4m, the Fight week in Vegas was like No other I've ever seen, the buzz on the streets was electric, people actually "Paid" to go to the weigh in, and honestly they didn't even have a "big-time" undercard.. I don't see this record getting broken unless Floyd Fights GGG, with Pac vs Khan and Broner vs Thurman on the Undercard!!


-Radam G :

I expected it to be over 4m, the Fight week in Vegas was like No other I've ever seen, the buzz on the streets was electric, people actually "Paid" to go to the weigh in, and honestly they didn't even have a "big-time" undercard.. I don't see this record getting broken unless Floyd Fights GGG, with Pac vs Khan and Broner vs Thurman on the Undercard!!
Hehehe! I'm with cha! Thus, it will never be broken anytime soon. Lil' Floyd is never fighting 3G. It is doubtful that Da Manny fights two-faced, soft-chinned Kingless Khan. And Broner has his hands full with "Showtime" Shawn Porter. That scrap could end Broner's rise, if not career. Holla!


-oubobcat :

I expected it to be over 4m, the Fight week in Vegas was like No other I've ever seen, the buzz on the streets was electric, people actually "Paid" to go to the weigh in, and honestly they didn't even have a "big-time" undercard.. I don't see this record getting broken unless Floyd Fights GGG, with Pac vs Khan and Broner vs Thurman on the Undercard!!
This was the prefect storm for a mega ppv buy rate. Not only were boxing fans clamoring for this but also general sports fans as well as curiosity seekers (there were a lot of non sports fans that watched this event). The fact the fight didn't take place in 2009 and then took six years to finally make just added to the mystique of the event. It is probably something we will never see again and thus will be hard to top the ppv buy rate for this event. I was thinking too of fights in the last 20 years that also drew casual sports fans and curiosity seekers. I came up with five others (only one non-heavyweight): Tyson-McNeeley Tyson-Holyfield II Holyfield-Lewis I Lewis-Tyson Mayweather-De La Hoya


-SouthPawFlo :

So when people talk about the rise of the UFC/MMA I scoff at because two "little guys" who haven't produced a KO in 5 years just generated a Half Billion Dollars, You can put every UFC/MMA matchup you've ever dreamed of on the same card and it won't even do 10% of this fight... The Crazy Part is they didn't even have a Long Promotion and Press Tour and it was little to no controversy during the build-up, Even their "StareDowns" lacked Drama, this could easily have done 5mil if Floyd would Choked Freddie Roach, or Manny had on a shirt Knocking out Domestic Violence!!


-brownsugar :

So when people talk about the rise of the UFC/MMA I scoff at because two "little guys" who haven't produced a KO in 5 years just generated a Half Billion Dollars, You can put every UFC/MMA matchup you've ever dreamed of on the same card and it won't even do 10% of this fight... The Crazy Part is they didn't even have a Long Promotion and Press Tour and it was little to no controversy during the build-up, Even their "StareDowns" lacked Drama, this could easily have done 5mil if Floyd would Choked Freddie Roach, or Manny had on a shirt Knocking out Domestic Violence!!
Ha, Ha, made me laugh out loud SPF.


-Radam G :

So when people talk about the rise of the UFC/MMA I scoff at because two "little guys" who haven't produced a KO in 5 years just generated a Half Billion Dollars, You can put every UFC/MMA matchup you've ever dreamed of on the same card and it won't even do 10% of this fight... The Crazy Part is they didn't even have a Long Promotion and Press Tour and it was little to no controversy during the build-up, Even their "StareDowns" lacked Drama, this could easily have done 5mil if Floyd would Choked Freddie Roach, or Manny had on a shirt Knocking out Domestic Violence!!
Hehehehe! You got jokes! Funny as heck. Give the MMA/UFC a break. For they know not how weak they are. Holla!