The 2015 Mayweather vs Pacquiao match is set to break all sorts of records in the
PPV industry and knock down the previous top 10 fights of all time down a peg.
Today, the value of being a featured boxer on pay-per-view is coming close to
surpassing the hard fought titles and championship belts as the best measure of
a boxer’s worth.
Sports Interaction has taken a look at the figures of the current top ten to see just what this
fight is up against.
The top ten pay-per-view matches go all the way back to April 1991 when George
Foreman lost to Evander Holyfield. Though “lost” would be a relative term since
he still earned a whopping $416,666 per minute in a match that went for all 12
rounds. Almost half a million dollars for every minute in the fight might seem
like a big deal, but compare that to the $1,152,777 per minute that Floyd
Mayweather Jr. won back in September 2013.
Next week, Mayweather returns to fight Manny Pacquiao in the PPV boxing event to end
all PPV boxing events. They are predicted to earn five million and 2.8 million
per minute respectively. If the fight goes on for the entire 12 rounds, they
could be taking home $170 million and $95 million paychecks.
On May 2nd, these two fighters will square off for the biggest night of PPV boxing,
set to surpass every fight to come before. Where will you put