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Highest Viewed Pay-Per-View Boxing Fights of All-Time

Take a look at the big bouts that brought in the viewers.

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The fight between Floyd Mayweather and Connor McGregor is one of the most anticipated fights in boxing history.

And that means it’s set to be one of the biggest pay-per-view events of all time.

As reported by Forbes, the bout taking place at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas between the boxing and UFC titan is expected to bring in 5.3 to 5.5 million pay-per-view buys.  It has a high possibility of breaking the previous PPV record of 4.6 buys made in 2015 when Mayweather took on Manny Pacquiao.

‘The Money Fight’ prize purse is roughly $390 million with estimated total revenues exceeding $500 million, according to The Independent.

Take a look at how previous talked about fights stack up below:

Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Oscar De La Hoya
Floyd Mayweather Jr. throws a left to the body of Oscar De La Hoya during their WBC super welterweight championship fight at the MGM Grand Garden Arena May 5, 2007, in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)

Felix Trinidad vs. Oscar De La Hoya (1999)

Pay-Per-View Buys: 1.4 Million

Revenue: $71.4 Million

 

Mike Tyson and Peter McNeeley
Mike Tyson and Peter McNeeley in the first round during Tyson’s comeback fight at the MGM Grand Garden in Las Vegas, NV on August 19, 1995. (Chris Farina/Corbis via Getty Images)

Mike Tyson vs. Peter McNeeley (1995)

Pay-Per-View Buys: 1.58 Million

Revenue: $63 Million

 

Mike Tyson and Evander Holyfield
Mike Tyson and Evander Holyfield battle during their WBA Heavyweight Championship bout at the MGM Grand Garden in Las Vegas on Nov. 9, 1996. (Mark J. Terrill/AP Photo)

Mike Tyson vs. Evander Holyfield (1996)

Pay-Per-View Buys: 1.59 Million

Revenue: $79 Million

 

Mike Tyson and Evander Holyfield
Evander Holyfield reacts after Mike Tyson bit his ear in the third round of their WBA heavyweight championship fight at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, NV on June 28, 1997. (Jeff Haynes/AFP/Getty Images)

Mike Tyson vs. Evander Holyfield II (1997)

Pay-Per-View Buys: 1.99 Million

Revenue: $100 Million

 

Mike Tyson and Lennox Lewis
Mike Tyson swings at Lennox Lewis the first round of their World Heavyweight Championship bout at The Pyramid in Memphis, TN on June 8, 2002. (Jeff Haynes/AFP/Getty Images)

Mike Tyson vs. Lennox Lewis (2002)

Pay-Per-View Buys: 2 Million

Revenue: $112 Million

 

Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Canelo Alvarez
Floyd Mayweather Jr. throws a right punch to the head of Canelo Alvarez during their WBC/WBA 154-pound title fight at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on September 14, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Chris Trotman/Golden Boy/Golden Boy via Getty Images)

Floyd Mayweather vs. Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez (2013)

Pay-Per-View Buys: 2.2 Million

Revenue: $50 Million

 

Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Oscar De La Hoya
Floyd Mayweather Jr. throws a left to the body of Oscar De La Hoya during their WBC super welterweight championship fight at the MGM Grand Garden Arena May 5, 2007, in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)

Floyd Mayweather vs. Oscar De La Hoya (2007)

Pay-Per-View Buys: 2.4 Million

Revenue: $136 Million

 

Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao
Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao during their bout on May 2, 2015, at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. (John Gurzinski/AFP/Getty Images)

Floyd Mayweather vs. Manny Pacquiao (2015)

Pay-Per-View Buys: 4.4 Million

Revenue: $400 Million