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Mayweather-McGregor match second richest ever

August showdown generated 4.3m pay-per-view buys

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Los Angeles: Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor’s cross-combat superfight was the second richest boxing bout in history, long-awaited final figures revealed on Friday.

A statement from Showtime sports said the August fight between boxing star Mayweather and mixed martials arts king McGregor generated 4.3 million pay-per-view buys in North America.

Only one other fight — Mayweather’s 2015 bout with Manny Pacquiao — has ever drawn more, racking up 4.6 million buys to earn around $600 million. The Mayweather-McGregor pay-per-view total is almost double the third biggest fight of all time, Oscar De La Hoya’s 2007 fight with Mayweather, which had 2.48 million buys.

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