10 Highest PPV Boxing Fights – Buys and Revenue Of All Time. Boxing generates revenue when it comes to Pay Per View Buys. All the action-loving boxing fans are always ready to pay for a good boxing match. However, sometimes when a top bout is on the card, PPV buys record all-time high sales. In this article, we will list Ten Highest PPV Boxing Fights in terms of Pay Per View Buys and Revenue.
10 Highest PPV Boxing Fights
Floyd Mayweather is nicknamed as “money” for his features in our list of Highest PPV Boxing Fight. This is because Mayweather has the most listing in Most PPV Buys Boxing matches. Apart from him, Manny Pacquiao and Mike Tyson have also recurring visit in the most Pay Per View Selling fights. Below is the list of the 10 Highest PPV Boxing Fights of all time.
|Rank||Fight||Year||PPV Buys||Total Revenue|
|1||Floyd Mayweather vs Manny Pacquiao||2015||4.6 Million||$ 410 Million|
|2||Floyd Mayweather Vs Conor McGregor||2017||4.3 Million||$ 400 Million Approx|
|3||Floyd Mayweather vs Oscar de la Hoya||2007||2.4 Million||$ 136 Million|
|4||Floyd Mayweather v Canelo Álvarez||2013||2.2 Million||$ 150 Million|
|5||Mike Tyson V Evander Holyfield II||1997||1.99 Million||$100.2 Million|
|6||Mike Tyson V Lennox Lewis||2002||1.95 Million||$112 Million|
|7||Mike Tyson v Evander Holyfield I||1996||1.59 Million||$ 94.2 Million|
|8||Mike Tyson v Peter McNeeley||1995||1.55 Million||$ 96 Million|
|9||Floyd Mayweather v Miguel Cotto||2012||1.5 Million||$ 94 Million|
|10||Manny Pacquiao v Juan Manuel Marquez III||2012||1.4 Million||$ 88.5 Million|
Floyd Mayweather vs Manny Pacquiao – 4.6 Million
Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao are considered the two pioneers of the boxing sport. However, the fight between these two boxers was dubbed as the Fight of the Century in 2015.
This bout between the two greatest boxers made 4.6 Million buys on PPV while generating a total of $410 Million in sales. This ranks as the first highest PPV Boxing match in the history of the sport.
Floyd Mayweather Vs Conor McGregor – 4.3 Million
On 26 August 2017, Floyd Mayweather boxed his last match against UFC star Conor McGregor. The Pretty Boy ended up winning this boxing match by a Technical Knockout in the 10th round. Floyd Mayweather Vs Conor McGregor recorded 4.3 Million sales on Pay Per View. This fight is listed as the second-highest PPV Boxing match.
Oscar de la Hoya vs Floyd Mayweather – 2.4 Million
On May 5, 2007, Floyd Mayweather took on Six Division World Champion Oscar De La Hoya at MGM Grand Arena in Las Vegas. The fight lasted for 12 rounds and Mayweather came up as the winner as per decision.
However, this fight counted 2.4 Million PPV buys breaking an old record. Hence, it is ranked as the 3rd highest PPV Boxing match in history.
Floyd Mayweather vs Canelo Álvarez – 2.2 Million
In 2013, The Pretty Boy had a fight against WBA Super Welterweight Champion Canelo Álvarez. This fight lasted for 12 rounds and as per expectations, Mayweather won the fight.
In sales, Floyd Mayweather v Canelo Álvarez generated 2.2 Million while making a total revenue of $ 150 Million. This is the fourth highest Pay Per view Selling match in the history of boxing.
Mike Tyson Vs Evander Holyfield II – 1.99 Million
The ’90s were the era mostly dominated by Mike Tyson in boxing Sport. However, Mike lost two back-to-back matches against Evander Holy Field in 1996 and 1997. In Mike Tyson V Evander Holyfield II a rematch of the first fight between the two boxers, Evander dominated Tyson in the first three rounds. That made Tyson so infuriated that he bites on the top corner of the right ear of Evander. This act disqualified Tyson from the fight and Holyfield came up as the winner.
Despite the controversial victory, Mike Tyson V Evander Holyfield II set a record (at that time) of 1.99 Million Sales on PPV. Thus, this fight counts as the 5th highest PPV Boxing match in our list.
Mike Tyson Vs Lennox Lewis – 1.95 Million
Even though, after the controversial fight against Evander Holyfield, Mike Tyson was being loved by his fans. In 2002, Mike Tyson ranked as 1 Heavyweight Champion met Lennox Lewis and the titles of WBC/IBF/IBO/The Ring/lineal heavyweight were underlined. Lennox dominated in the early rounds and game-winner in the 8th round. Hence, claiming all the underlined titles.
Mike Tyson Vs Lennox Lewis’s fight reached 1.95 Million PPV Buys in the sale and generated a total sum of $112 Million. Therefore, this fight counts as the sixth Highest PPV selling boxing match in history.
Mike Tyson vs Evander Holyfield I – 1.59 Million
Mike Tyson v Evander Holyfield I marked the second defeat of Tyson in his 47 fights. The two fighters would take on each other in a rematch, but that also turned out a disaster for Mike Tyson. In 1996, The Mike Tyson v Evander Holyfield first fight took place at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Paradise, Nevada. Holyfield defeated Tyson in the bout by a TKO.
This fight recorded a sale of 1.59 Million on Pay Per View. Hence, we count this fight as the 7th Highest PPV Boxing match on our list.
Mike Tyson vs Peter McNeeley – 1.55 Million
In 1995, Mike Tyson v Peter McNeeley took place at MGM Grand Las Vegas, Paradise, Nevada. This fight only lasted for 89 seconds and Tyson came up a winner as a result.
Mike Tyson v Peter McNeeley marked the return of Tyson after four years. Thus, generating 1.55 Million sales on PPV. This is said to be the eighth highest PPV selling match in the history of Boxing.
Floyd Mayweather vs Miguel Cotto – 1.5 Million
There is a reason why they called Floyd Mayweather “Money”. You should not be surprised to see him on our list again and again. Eight counts and he is back again on our list. In 2012, Floyd Mayweather buckled up against Miguel Cotto with WBA Super & WBC Diamond Light middleweight titles on the line at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. This fight lasted for 12 rounds and The Pretty Boy was declared the winner by unanimous decision.
The Fight recorded 1.5 Million sales on PPV. Therefore, it is listed as the 9th highest Grossing Boxing Match in terms of Pay Per View Buys.
Manny Pacquiao v Juan Manuel Marquez III – 1.4 Million
From 2004 to 2011, Manny Pacquiao and Juan Manuel Marquez boxed each other in a series of three fights in 2004, 2008, and 2011. The third bout Manny Pacquiao vs Juan Manuel Marquez’s third fight in 2011, marked 1.4 Million buys on PPV. Though, Pacquiao won the fight by a close decision. But, this fight generated 88.5 Million Dollars as total revenue in sales.
Thus, this is the 10th and the last highest PPV Boxing match on our list.