The Nevada State Athletic Commission reports that the third fight between Manny Pacquiao and Juan Manuel Marquez on November 12 did bang-up business at the live gate.
With a gate revenue of $11,648,300, it's the ninth-highest live gate in Nevada history, and the 15,498 tickets sold to the fight are the highest since the all-time revenue king from 2007, the fight between Oscar De La Hoya and Floyd Mayweather Jr.
The new Nevada live gate top ten is:
|Main Event||Date||Live Gate|
|1||De La Hoya vs Mayweather||2007-05-05||$18,419,200|
|2||Lewis vs Holyfield II||1999-11-13||$16,860,300|
|3||De La Hoya vs Pacquiao||2008-12-06||$14,380,300|
|4||Holyfield vs Tyson II||1997-06-28||$14,277,200|
|5||Holyfield vs Tyson I||1996-11-09||$14,150,700|
|6||Tyson vs McNeeley||1995-08-19||$13,965,600|
|7||De La Hoya vs Trinidad||1999-09-18||$12,949,500|
|8||Hopkins vs De La Hoya||2004-09-18||$12,782,650|
|9||Pacquiao vs Marquez III||2011-11-12||$11,648,300|
|10||Hopkins vs Calzaghe||2008-04-19||$11,636,400|
For comparison, the May 7 fight between Pacquiao and Shane Mosley grossed $8,882,600, while the September 17 fight between Mayweather and Victor Ortiz did a gate of $9,000,000. That makes Pacquiao vs Marquez the biggest live gate success of the year, and by a pretty good margin.