As you already know, the Floyd Mayweather vs. Manny Pacquiao fight on May 2nd, 2015 is being heralded as the biggest fight of our lives. This weekend’s Mayweather-Pacquiao fight will immediately jump into the rankings of the ‘Top 10 PPV Fights of All Time’, as it’s expected to pull in un-godly sums of money. So before that fight kicks off this weekend let’s take a look at the previous ‘Top 10 PPV Fights of All Time’ in order to get a sense of the history that’s let up to this monumental bout between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao.
The Top 10 PPV Fights Of All Time
Developed by NowSourcing and presented by Sports Interaction, the infographic above shows the Top 10 PPV fights of all time, and is a good primer for anyone wonder what makes the Mayweather-Pacquiao fight so significant. So if you’re planning on watching the fight with someone who is clueless about boxing, feel free to share this infographic with them.
Some interesting highlights from the above infographic include the following:
The average payout in the top 10 PPV fights of all time is $22.4 MILLION.
The top 10 PPV fights of all time only includes a list of 12 boxers, so the top boxers pull in the biggest purses on repeat.
All of the fights ranking in the top 10 PPV fights of all time took place relatively recently, ranging all the way back from 1991 (Evander Holyfield vs George Foreman) to most recently in 2013 (Floyd Mayweather Junior vs Saul Alvarez).
Generally people paying for the fights get their money’s worth, as 6 of the top 10 PPV fights of all time have gone all 12 rounds.
In the May 2nd fight between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao, Mayweather is expected to pocket $5 million PER MINUTE, and Manny Pacquaio is expected to take home $2.8 million per minute.
All that out of the way, I’m curious which boxer you bros will be putting your money behind this weekend? Any of you bros planning on betting on the fight, and if so, which fighter are you backing? Answers down below in the comments.