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The May 2 fight between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao generated $72,198,500 in ticket sales, a new boxing record.

By SI Wire
May 12, 2015

The May 2 fight between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao generated $72,198,500 from the sale of 16,219 tickets, a new boxing record for ticket revenue, ESPN's Dan Rafael reports.

ESPN's Darren Rovell reports that the $4,451 in average ticket value is also a record.

Mayweather defeated Pacquiao by unanimous decision in a bout billed "The Fight of the Century." The fight was expected to be the richest in boxing history.

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Days before the fight, tickets were averaging nearly $7,000 on the secondary market.

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