A List of Floyd Mayweather PPV Events That Failed


Floyd Mayweather is arguably the most marketable boxer to honor the sport. The former undefeated multi-weight world champion is famous for drawing a record number in every fight. So much so that many refer to “Money Mayweather” as the king of the PPV.

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Unfortunately for Mayweather, not all of her PPV events have attracted large numbers. While his fights with Manny Pacquiao and Conor McGregor broke records, there were some imperfections in his incredible record.

LAS VEGAS, NV – MAY 04: Floyd Mayweather Jr. celebrates his unanimous decision victory over Robert Guerrero in their WBC welterweight title fight at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 4, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Al Bello / Getty Images)

Floyd Mayweather PPV fails with first row

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Mayweather started his career with the famous promotion company, Top Rank. At the start of his career, the concept of PPV did not exist. Therefore, his first fight on PPV was in 2005 against Arturo Gatti. The event only sold 365,000 PPVs worldwide. While it was a hit at the time, it’s hardly a figure worthy of the PPV king.

Another failed Top Rank event was his high profile fight against Zab Judah. Despite being an exciting world title fight, the event only sold 375,000 PPVs. And while Mayweather was getting a fair share of the earnings from the PPV, he wanted more.

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Floyd Mayweather’s failed PPV event after Top Rank

Mayweather parted ways with Top Rank in an effort to earn more through his own promotion. Luckily for the world champion he was a big enough name to do it and had incredible success. All of his career fights after that sold around 1 million PPVs except for one.

Mayweather faced Andre Berto as his last professional Showtime contract fight, and it was only a few months after his successful fight against Manny Pacquiao. No one expected the fight to reach the same numbers given the big differences in the profiles of the fighters. However, no one could have predicted how badly this happened.

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ARLINGTON, TEXAS – MARCH 16: Floyd Mayweather Jr. stands in the ring before Errol Spence Jr takes on Mikey Garcia in an IBF welterweight world championship fight at AT&T Stadium on March 16, 2019 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Tom Pennington / Getty Images)

The fight just sold 400,000 PPV and was the only failure of his incredible race. However, he followed with another record breaking event two years later with his fight against Conor McGregor.

Some would argue that Mayweather’s show against Tenshin Nasukawa was also a PPV failure since they didn’t even sell it as a PPV event in the United States. Such was the lack of hype surrounding the event.

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