Floyd Mayweather Canelo Alvarez was the top grossing fight of all time

Not surprisingly, Mayweather-Alvarez broke a few records

9/20/13 in Boxing   |   Pat   |   5229 respect

Sep 14, 2013; Las Vegas, NV, USA; Floyd Mayweather Jr. (blue gloves) and Canelo Alvarez battle it during their during their WBC and WBA super welterweight titles fight at MGM Grand Garden Arena. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY SportsThe bout between Floyd Mayweather and Canelo Alvarez was billed as the best fight in boxing in a long time. The hype was incomparable. They called it "The One," meaning the winner of the fight would be THE biggest name in boxing when it was over.

When all was said and done, Floyd Mayweather proved once again that he's the best in the world.

He's not only the best boxer in the world, but he's also pretty damn good at making money. You may have already seen the check that he received in the amount of just over $40 million. Believe it or not, that's just a fraction of what he's making for the fight.

The fight set a record for the highest grossing Pay-Per-View fight of all time, generating 2.2 million PPV buys for a total of $150 million. That beat the former record of $136 million, set when Mayweather fought Oscar De La Hoya.

Mayweather Promotions chief executive Leonard Ellerbe says that the champ has a chance to top $100 million from this fight alone, after he gets paid his share of the PPV buys.
 
"Floyd has a chance to make 100 million in this fight. Floyd Mayweather been saying it over and over for years – he's most dominant athlete in all of sports and he's getting paid accordingly."

This is pretty insane, but it's true. Floyd Mayweather is a masterful boxer, but if there's anything he might be better at, it's getting massive amounts of money. Well played, Floyd.
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9/20/13   |   The_Real_Stoney   |   24940 respect

The best fight of that night was the one that erupted in the dining room area of the Buffalo Wild Wings I was at.
Say what you want about Mayweather, but he'll always be known as the guy that dodged what could have been one of boxing's greatest fights ever.