Mayweather vs Pacquiao Holds Record at $72.2 Million

Published on February 24th, 2020 10:44 am EST
Written By: Dave Manuel



The list of top boxing events, ranked by gate cashes. This past weekend, the Tyson Fury vs Deontay Wilder rematch set the record for the largest ever gate (ticket sales for the event) in Heavyweight history, beating the previous record held by Lewis/Holyfield II.

The total number for the Fury/Wilder rematch was $16.92 million, which puts it at #7 on the all-time boxing gate list.

While this is certainly an impressive number, it pales into comparison when you include fights involving Floyd "Money" Mayweather.

The largest gate in the history of boxing remains Mayweather vs Pacquiao, which clocked in at an unbelievable $72,198,500. That fight was years in the making, and while it ultimately disappointed millions of boxing fans across the world, the money that was made on that night may never be surpassed again.

Mayweather vs McGregor certainly tried, as it ended up raising over $55 million at the gate, and this came despite the fact that the event was held in a significantly smaller venue (the T-Mobile arena had 3,200 less seats than the MGM, which is where Mayweather/Pacquiao was hosted).

After those two fights, Alvarez vs GGG hold the next two largest gates at $27 million and $24.47 million respectively.

Rounding out the top 5 is another Mayweather fight, as his 2013 clash against Canelo Alvarez ended up drawing just over $20 million at the gate.

While "Money" Mayweather has the two largest gates in boxing history, Canelo Alvarez has been involved in three of the top five largest gates.

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Here is the current top 10 list of biggest ever boxing gates, courtesy of the Nevada Athletic Commission:

1. Mayweather vs Pacquiao, $72,198,500
2. Mayweather vs McGregor, $55,414,865.79
3. Alvarez vs GGG, $27,059,850
4. Alvarez vs GGG (Rematch), $24,473,500.00
5. Mayweather vs Alvarez, $20,003,150
6. Mayweather vs De La Hoya, $18,419,200
7. Fury vs Wilder II, $16,920,000
8. Lewis vs Holyfield II, $16,860,300
9. Mayweather vs Maidana, $15,024,400
10. Mayweather vs Maidana II, $14,899,150

Source: Boxing.nv.gov - Nevada's Top 35 Boxing Largest Grossing Gates

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