It looks like August’s massive boxing bout between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor did not match or break the North American pay-per-view record after all.
Following the August 26th fight, which saw Mayweather stop McGregor in the 10th round, Dana White reported the card moved 6.5 million PPV buys. That figure, however, was for international sales.
Then, Showtime exec Stephen Espinoza reported that the fight might break the North American record for PPV buys, which was tied to the 2015 bout between Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao. That fight sold 4.6 million PPVs in the N.A.
Well, according to a new report from Bloody Elbow, Showtime has released a statement that relays the all-star bout sold 4.3 million PPVs in N.A.
So, all things considered, it was still a massive fight, as everyone expected. The Showtime press release also reportedly said the bout generated over 600 million dollars. Not too shabby.