Just three weeks after Mayweather-McGregor, two of the best boxers on the planet faced off in the T-Mobile Arena. The event sold 17,318 tickets that totalled $27,059,850 in revenue.
The only two events that had more gate revenue in boxing history are Mayweather-Pacquiao, which earned $72,198,500, and Mayweather-McGregor, which earned $55,414,865.
There were serious concerns over how many PPV buys Mayweather-McGregor could take away from Canelo-GGG given that the events were three weeks apart from each other. By the preliminary PPV reports and the gate revenue recorded the answer is not a damaging amount. Sure, there probably was some dropoff because people had just spent $100 watching a fight three weeks prior, but the gate record here shows that there is still a lot of demand for the sport at it’s highest levels.
Canelo Alvarez is the reigning PPV champion and biggest draw in the sport now that Mayweather has retired again and this record is a testament to that. The anticipated rematch between the two will probably outdo these numbers.