The pay-per-view numbers and gate revenue for Davis vs. Garcia are in - they're MASSIVE
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The pay-per-view numbers for the blockbuster clash between Gervonta Davis and Ryan Garcia are in and they're HUGE.
Davis vs. Garcia headlined last weekend's card at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.
'Tank' produced a dominant performance as he stopped 'King Ry' with a brutal body shot in the seventh round to record the biggest win of his professional career.
A massive audience watched Davis score a big victory over Garcia as widespread reports claim the super-fight generated a whopping 1.2 million PPV buys across all platforms, including Showtime and DAZN.
What's more, it had an enormous gate, with ticket revenue coming in at $22.8 million, making Davis vs. Garcia the fifth-largest gate for boxing in Nevada history.
Floyd Mayweather vs. Manny Pacquiao remains the highest-grossing gate at a boxing event in Nevada, producing an eye-watering $72.2 million.
Mayweather vs. McGregor had a gate of $55.4 million while Canelo Alvarez vs. Gennady Golovkin 1 & 2 generated a gate of $27.1 million and $24.5 million respectively.
Nevada's top five largest boxing gates:
- Floyd Mayweather vs. Manny Pacquiao - $72.2 million
- Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor $55.4 million
- Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez vs. Gennady Golovkin 1 - $27.1 million
- Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez vs. Gennady Golovkin 2 - $24.5 million
- Gervonta Davis vs. Ryan Garcia - $22.8 million
The success of Davis vs. Garcia shows boxing fans are starving for big fights and will tune in when promoters deliver the match-ups fight fans want to see.
Before Saturday's showdown, Oscar De La Hoya claimed the winner will be the new face of boxing.
It appears Davis is that man having put on a clinch against Garcia.
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