Mayweather vs. McGregor PPV Numbers Deliver Massive North American Buyrate

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This August’s Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor boxing match, which Mayweather won via 10th-round technical knockout, was quite possibly the most over-hyped combat sports circus ever put on, and today the pay-per-view numbers have reflected that.

Numbers released by SHOWTIME Sports, which was the main promoter of the fight alongside the UFC in a smaller role, show that Mayweather vs. McGregor was second highest-selling pay-per-view ever in North America with a monstrous 4.3 million views.

Mayweather vs. McGregor trails only 2015’s “boxing fight of the century” between Mayweather and former eight-division champ Manny Pacquiao. That match-up earned 4.6 million buys according to Dave Meltzer. Overall, Mayweather vs. McGregor was reported to have earned upwards of $600 million in overall revenue.

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The total buy number consists of both cable and streamed purchases only in the U.S. and Canada, with worldwide figures obviously not being counted for these purposes.