Living up to his name as 'Money' Mayweather, the American boxing icon produced £2.4billion in revenue from PPVs over the course of his fighting career.
The 50-0 boxer is arguably one of the greatest of all time, and if his undefeated record doesn’t attest to that, then his financials definitely do.
World Boxing News reports that the average cost of a PPV for a Mayweather fight was £58. In total, £2.4billion came in as PPV revenue, with his highest grossing fights coming towards the end of his career.
Of the £2.4billion, a whopping £1.4billion accounts for the United States alone. Between 2005 and 2017, where he fought for the last time against Conor McGregor, Mayweather had a total of 16 PPV fights.
His fight with McGregor came in as the second-highest purchased fight, behind the fight which is known by many as the ‘Fight of the Century.’
And for those thinking it, it was indeed Mayweather’s 12-round unanimous decision win over Manny Pacquiao. The 2015 matchup between the two best boxers at the time was purchased by 4.6 million consumers, resulting in over £310 million in revenue from PPVs alone.
Mayweather and McGregor’s fight was purchased by 4.3 million viewers, earning approximately £287 million in revenue.
Floyd Mayweather’s total PPV fights and earnings from 2005 to his latest fight can be found below:
Arturo Gatti vs Floyd Mayweather - Jun 25, 2005 – 340k
Mayweather vs Zab Judah - Apr 8, 2006 - 375k
Mayweather vs Carlos Baldomir - Nov 4, 2006 – 325k
Oscar De La Hoya vs Mayweather - May 5, 2007 – 2.4m
Mayweather vs Ricky Hatton - Dec 8, 2007 – 920k
Mayweather vs. Juan Manuel Marquez - Sep 19, 2009 - 1.06m
Mayweather vs Shane Mosley - May 1, 2010 – 1.4m
Mayweather vs Victor Ortiz - Sep 17, 2011 – 1.25m
Mayweather vs Miguel Cotto - May 5, 2012 – 1.5m
Mayweather vs Robert Guerrero - May 4, 2013 – 1m
Mayweather vs Saul Alvarez - Sep 14, 2013 – 2.2m
Mayweather vs Marcos Maidana - May 3, 2014 – 900k
Mayweather vs Marcos Maidana II Sep 13, 2014 – 925k
Mayweather vs Manny Pacquiao - May 2, 2015 – 4.6m
Mayweather vs Andre Berto - Sep 12, 2015 – 400k
Mayweather vs Conor McGregor - Aug 26, 2017 – 4.3m
Despite retiring three years ago, Mayweather’s net worth in 2020 is still a monstrous $505 million USD and is the only boxer to have earned over $1 billion during his career.
The ‘Money Man’ and his many revenue streams, now further illustrated by the PPV numbers gathered by World Boxing News, show why he was the highest earning athlete of the 2010s and forever one of the greatest athletes that continue to dominate in the business world.
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