If Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao go the distance tomorrow night (Sat., May 2, 2015), pay-per-view (PPV) buyers -- who will shell out nearly $100 to watch the "Fight of the Century" from their living rooms -- will pay about $2.50 per minute.
Meanwhile, "Money" would bank about $5 million per minute and "Pac Man" $2.8 million per minute once their estimate payouts (see the 60/40 split here) are averaged over 12 rounds.
But, as SportsInteraction.com points out in its nifty Infographic below (see hi-res image here), Floyd Mayweather vs. Manny Pacquiao, which will take place inside MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, isn't the first boxing event to benefit from huge PPV revenues.
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It's safe to assume that Mayweather, when all is said and done, will have participated in the top three richest boxing bouts of all time, topping his record-shattering revenue made after his win over Saul "Canelo" Alvarez and perhaps even eclipsing the 2.5 million PPV buy rate he set against Oscar de la Hoya.
We won't really know for sure until the dust settles, but for the sake of future comparison, check out the Top 10 biggest PPVs ever.
- Floyd Mayweather vs Saul Alvarez -- $150,000,000, Sept. 2013
- Floyd Mayweather vs Oscar De La Hoya -- $136,000,000, May 2007
- Lennox Lewis vs Mike Tyson -- $112,000,000, June 2002
- Mike Tyson vs Evander Holyfield -- $100,200,000, June 1997
- Mike Tyson vs Peter McNeeley -- $96,000,000, Aug. 1995
- Floyd Mayweather vs Miguel Cotto -- $94,000,000, May 2012
- Evander Holyfield vs George Foreman -- $80,000,000, April 1991
- Mike Tyson vs Evander Holyfield 2 -- $77,900,000, Nov. 1996
- Manny Pacquiao vs Shane Moseley -- $75,000,000, May 2011
- Oscar De La Hoya vs Felix Trinidad -- $64,000,000, Sept. 1999
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