News | Sep 07 2017

Sky Sports confirm Mayweather-McGregor breaks UK record for PPV buys

Mayweather-McGregor looks to have generated in excess of £20m in the UK
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Floyd Mayweather vs Conor McGregor  |  Esther Lin/Showtime

SKY SPORTS today told Boxing News that the Mayweather-McGregor event achieved in excess of 1m buys, and has broken the record set in April by Anthony Joshua’s titanic victory over Wladimir Klitschko. It also trumps the UK audience for Mayweather’s 2015 showdown with Manny Pacquiao.

This news follows reports in the USA that the August 26 contest – which ended when Mayweather stepped on the gas in the 10th round to halt an exhuatsed and outclassed McGregor – generated a massive 6.5m buys to beat the previous best of 4.2m set when Floyd Mayweather defeated Pacquiao. The figure of 6.5m, which came via Dana White, is thought to be on the high side, though; Showtime have not yet released the official sales number.

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