Mayweather-Alvarez fight earned more than $20M

Regulators say the weekend fight between Floyd Mayweather Jr.

and Canelo Alvarez in Las Vegas drew the biggest gate ever in

Nevada.

The Nevada Athletic Commission says 16,146 tickets sold for just

over $20 million for the Saturday night bout at the MGM Grand

Garden arena. That averages almost $1,240 per ticket.

Commission executive Keith Kizer said Thursday that the total

eclipsed the $18.4 million earned from 17,000 tickets for

Mayweather’s super welterweight victory over Oscar De La Hoya at

the MGM Grand in May 2007.

Reports said celebrities had trouble getting seats for the

Mayweather-Alvarez fight, and some tickets sold online for

$29,000.

Mayweather made a guaranteed $41.5 million, and Alvarez earned

$5 million.

Only 50 comp tickets were distributed, and pay-per-view buys

were expected to top $100 million.