Mayweather-McGregor ‘Money Fight’ Breaks U.K. Record for Pay-Per-View Buys

By Tristen Critchfield Sep 7, 2017

The “Money Fight” has officially broken one pay-per-view record.

Sky Sports confirmed to that the Aug. 26 clash between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor sold more than 1 million pay-per-view buys in the United Kingdom. That surpasses the previous record set earlier this year when Anthony Joshua knocked out Wladimir Klitschko to capture WBA and IBL heavyweight titles. It also exceeds pay-per-view sales in the U.K. for Mayweather’s bout against Manny Pacquiao in May 2015.

Mayweather defeated McGregor via 10th round technical knockout at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. While pay-per-view buys in the United States cost $99.95 for high definition and $89.95 for standard definition, the event was more affordable at approximately $26 in the U.K.

As a result of the U.K. figures, it is likely that Mayweather vs. McGregor ends up as the largest selling pay-per-view of all time worldwide. Showtime executive Stephen Espinoza has hinted that the card did more than 4 million buys in the U.S. The previous record holder, Mayweather vs. Pacquiao, did approximately 4.6 million buys and sold 700,000 in the U.K.


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