The Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs. Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez fight last Saturday night has set a new record.
Showtime announced Thursday that the Mayweather/Golden Boy Promotions fight broke the record for highest-grossing pay-per-view fight of all time. The bout made $150 million in revenue from 2.2 million pay-per-view sales.
“This is what we anticipated when we formed our partnership with CBS/Showtime (in early 2013) — record-breaking results,” Mayweather Promotions chief executive Leonard Ellerbe told ESPN.com. “We’re just ecstatic and we want to thank the fans for supporting this promotion. It was a lot of hard work.”
Ellerbe added: “Everybody busted their behinds but Floyd has tremendous star power and the ability to attract new fans with the support of Showtime and CBS with their plethora of platforms that we were able to utilize. It’s just been remarkable. It’s the best working with the best.”
The $150 million bank shattered the record set by Mayweather vs. Oscar De La Hoya in 2007. That fight generated $136 million.