The fight between Canelo Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin has been revealed to be the third biggest in the history of the sport.
Around 17,300 tickets were sold at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas as the fight pulled the numbers. The fight on September 16 is the third biggest live gate in aside the money-spinning Mayweather-Pacquiao and Mayweather-McGregor fight.
The fight which ended in a heavily criticized drawearned over $27 million in gate fees, according to the Nevada State Athletic Commission. It is third place but it remains very far from the Mayweather-Pacquiao fight that pulled in over $72.2 million and Mayweather-McGregor that brought in $55.4 million.
The fight showed that Alvarez could definitely draw crowd anytime. His last fight against Mayweather back in 2013 brought in $20 million at the gate. Boxing fans and the entire athletic industry wanted to see the fight hence the big figures. For the city, it is another big plus as two fights pulled two highest gate fees in history in three weeks.