News | Jul 17 2017

Will Mayweather-McGregor be a billion dollar fight?

How will Mayweather-McGregor compare to Mayweather-Pacquiao? It could be a whole lot bigger...
Floyd Mayweather  |  Action Images/Reuters/Steve Marcus

LIKE it or not, Mayweather-McGregor is gargantuan business, as proven by last week’s fiery press tour, and the August 26 clash looks like it will break numerous revenue records.

Though it pits UFC lightweight champion McGregor, who has never boxed as a professional, against Mayweather, arguably the greatest fighter of his generation, insiders are predicting the fight will surpass Mayweather’s 2015 fight with Manny Pacquiao when it comes to pay-per-view buys and money generated.

Showtime Sports exec Stephen Espinoza, who was heavily involved in Mayweather-Pacquiao, stops short of predicting that Mayweather-McGregor will become a billion dollar fight, but says all signs point toward it eclipsing the Pacquiao fight.


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