Gervonta Davis vs Ryan Garcia was an entertaining fight, but perhaps more importantly for the boxers, it was a huge financial success.
The fight, which Davis won by seventh round body shot KO, reportedly did just over 1.2 million pay-per-view buys across all platforms, which at a price of $84.99 meant the PPV alone generated over $100 million.
This is according to Keith Idec of BoxingScene.com who also revealed that the gate, otherwise known as revenue from ticket sales, was the fifth largest in Las Vegas history at $22.8 million.
This means the Garcia vs Davis clash has surpassed Floyd Mayweather vs Canelo, which had a gate of $20 million.
Although, Mayweather and Canelo are still the kings of Las Vegas, holding the top four spots in terms of the highest gates between them.
Garcia reacted to the news on Twitter saying: “History was made
“5th highest Live gate In the History of Fights in Vegas, and over 1M+ PPV.
“Beyond Blessed!!! Thank you to all the fans without you guys this can’t happen!”
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Garcia added on Instagram: “Without you guys supporting both of us this wouldn’t be possible.
“Let this be a testament that when you give the fans what they want good things happen.”
Hopefully the rest of the boxing world takes note of what Garcia and Davis have done and start making the biggest fights possible.
There is already another huge fight coming up around the same weight class between undisputed lightweight world champions Devin Haney and Vasiliy Lomachenko.
But, if other divisions, especially the heavyweights, also take note of this and start making the match ups the fans want then we could be in for a huge year of boxing.