Tim Polzer
Thursday September 19th, 2013

The one judge who scored the Mayweather-Alvarez bout a draw has stepped down. (Al Bello/Getty Images Floyd "Money" Mayweather defeated Saul Alvarez by majority decision Saturday night -- and lived up to his name in about that set a record for pay-per-view revenue. (Al Bello/Getty Images

The Floyd Mayweather-Saul "Canelo" Alvarez junior middleweight unification fight set a pay-per-view revenue record, according to Showtime.

Saturday's fight, won by Mayweather, has already grossed nearly $150 million in U.S. pay-per-view revenue, surpassing the previous record of $136 million generated by the Oscar De La Hoya-Mayweather fight in 2007.

According to Showtime, preliminary reports from distributors project 2.2 million buys, which could challenge the 2.48 million buys of the De La Hoya-Mayweather bout.

“My calculator is steaming,” said fight promoter Richard Schaefer, the chief executive of Golden Boy Promotions. “While the numbers are still coming in, I am confident in saying this will be the highest-grossing pay-per-view of all time, millions more than the record.”

The bout reportedly brought in a record $20 million live gate, with $2.6 million in closed-circuit sales in Las Vegas. The fight with Alvarez was scheduled to be the second bout of Mayweather's megadeal with Showtime/CBS. The 30-month deal was reported to be for up to six fights and worth in the $200 million neighborhood.

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