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Pacquiao vs Marquez: Ninth-Biggest Live Gate in Nevada History, Highest Attendance Since 2007

Manny Pacquiao and Juan Manuel Marquez delivered another terrific fight, plus the ninth-largest gate in Nevada history on Saturday. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
Manny Pacquiao and Juan Manuel Marquez delivered another terrific fight, plus the ninth-largest gate in Nevada history on Saturday. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
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Scott Christ is the managing editor of Bad Left Hook and has been covering boxing for SB Nation since 2006.

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.

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