Golovkin v Canelo hits 1.3m PPV buys, best since MayPac record

Golovkin v Canelo hits 1.3m PPV buys, best since MayPac record”

The fight generated $27,059,850 from 17,318 tickets sold, according to figures released Tuesday by the Nevada State Athletic Commission.

According to the commission, 934 complimentary tickets were handed out at Las Vegas' T-Mobile Arena.

The second-best live gate was Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor, which took place just three weeks prior to Canelo-GGG and also took place in the same arena.

However, Golovkin-Alvarez sold by far the more tickets with Mayweather-McGregor flogging 13,094 in total.

Canelo with a huge fan base across Mexico and the U.S. no doubt contributed a large number of the above buys but if Mayweather vs McGregor does 4.4 million buys like recent reports suggest it will, are both of the above numbers really what either event was expected to do?

It was a clash that boxing fans had been yearning for years, but when it finally happened, it was all a bit of a damp squib as Mayweather won on a unanimous points decision.

The fight between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao, which took place on May 2, 2015 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena, remains the Pied Piper.

The Mexican had the chance to dethrone the middleweight champion when they met in Las Vegas on September 16 but the contest ended in a draw, despite most observers believing Golovkin had done more than enough to claim victory.

Canelo has been sent on holiday by his Golden Boy team but, after helping victims of the devastating natural disaster in Mexico, he attended an WBA convention in nearby Colombia.

'I want it to be my first fight of 2018, ' Alvarez said, speaking at a WBA convention in Colombia.

"I do not want another fight that is not the tiebreaker with Golovkin, and that's what we're going to try to do". It was predicted even before the fight started to do huge numbers because of the interest and hype building up the fight, the two largest draws in Boxing and UFC meeting is an event that sparks curiosity and people dished out money in hopes of seeing the MMA guy pull of the greatest upset in his pro boxing debut.

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