Mayweather vs Canelo sets new live gate record

Mike Stobe

One record down, more to go? Floyd Mayweather and Canelo Alvarez have already turned in the biggest gate in Nevada boxing history.

According to a report at BoxingScene.com, the Floyd Mayweather vs Canelo Alvarez fight at the MGM Grand on September 14 will smash the old live gate record of $18,419,200, set in 2007 by Mayweather and Oscar De La Hoya, as the gate for their sold-out fight will come in at over $19,500,000.

Tickets went fast, both by noble and nefarious means (or however you want to care about this), and it was a good bet when the fight was announced that this record would fall. It's also a pretty decent bet at this point that, given the $75 high definition pricing, the pay-per-view revenue record will also go down.

Whether or not Mayweather-Canelo sets the actual PPV buys record remains to be seen, but with an excellent undercard coming together, including Garcia-Matthysse and maybe Trout-Lara, we really might be seeing the Oscar-Floyd records shattered across the board. There is at least a shot, which there has not been for any fight that has taken place since 2007, unless you ask Oscar De La Hoya, who kept saying he expected things like Mayweather-Ortiz to break the PPV number, because sometimes Oscar just lets insanity fall out of his brain and into a microphone, and no one really cares, because we mostly just accept that he's either a goof or a liar, or perhaps both, but at any rate, just your average promoter in that regard.

That nonsense I just let fall out of MY brain and onto a web site aside, this is obviously the must-see event of the year, and the buzz is enormous. The press tour was a huge success, the hype has started early and legitimately, and people are excited about this fight and this event.

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