The September 15 rematch between the Mexican Saúl «Canelo» Álvares and the Kazakh Gennady Golovkin, for the unified middleweight title of the World Boxing Council (WBC) and the World Association (WBA), left a sale of 1, 1 million requests to watch the fight on pay TV.
Although the official figures have not yet been released, sources close to the two fighters and to the HBO PPV television network, which was the one that had the rights to broadcast the fight, confirmed that the sale was higher than the one it left. the first fight, which ended in a void fight.
In the second, the judges gave ratings of 115-113, 115-113 and 114-114 for “Canelo,” who became the new world middleweight champion and ended Golovkin’s historic reign.
The triumph of «Canelo» (50-1-2, 34 knockouts), who won the unified title held by Golovkin (38-1-1, 34 wins before the limit), allowed him to take a bag of 30 million $ 20 for the loser.
According to the figures offered by specialized sources, the income from pay television was higher than 94 million dollars after each person who requested the fight for pay television had to pay 84.95 dollars of basic price that it was increased by at least another $ 10 for those who wanted it in high definition.
The cost of the pay-per-view was less than the first bout, a controversial tie in September last year that generated nearly 1.3 million purchases.
However, the rematch generated more money in pay-per-view due to the higher price of the broadcast.
The Golden Boy Promotions company did not want to release any official figure for the fight and the HBO television network did not want to release it without the authorization of the promoter, Oscar De La Hoya.
“We won’t release the overall fight numbers, but between an excellent buy-in, a very successful pay-per-view purchase (on TV), and an explosion in digital pay-per-view sales, ‘Canelo’-Golovkin II was a more successful event than its predecessor, “Golden Boy said in a statement provided to ESPN television.
Golden Boy explained that pay-per-view sales, via streaming services, were 25 percent higher than last year’s fight.
Additional money was generated from closed circuit television sales, tickets to see the fight in more than 450 theaters around the United States, international television sales, endorsement deals and merchandise from the fight.
The fight ticket numbers were released Monday by the Nevada Athletic Commission and is the fourth highest in state history.
The match generated a sale of $ 23,473,500 with 16,732 tickets sold at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. The promoters gave away 1,451, according to the commission’s report.
The achievements of the second fight between Álvarez and Golovkin is placed behind the first one held in September of last year, also at the T-Mobile Arena, which generated revenues of $ 27,059,850 in ticket sales.
The biggest win of all time is the one that occurred in the fight between the American Floyd Mayweather and the Filipino Manny Pacquiao in 2015, with $ 72,198,500, at the MGM Gran Garden Arena in Las Vegas. EFE