Mayweather-Alvarez breaks $20 million in ticket sales

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Floyd Mayweather's super fight with Saul Alvarez raked in over $20 million in ticket sales, with the box office totals yet to be released.

The Nevada State Athletic Commission confirmed to World Boxing News that the fight between the two undefeated fighters sold-out the MGM Grand Arena and amassed a total of $20,003,150.

Mayweather drew $41.5 million guaranteed for the fight and with the pay-per-views numbers yet to be released, promoters will be licking their lips at the possibility of the fight breaking the box-office record held by Mayweather's fight with Oscar de la Hoya.

That fight drew $120 million in 2007.

It was Mayweather who prevailed over Alvarez with a dominant display, beating him 117-111, 116-112, 114-114 in majority decision. The 114-114 score has led to the retirement of judge CJ Ross, who scored it a draw and also controversially scored the Timothy Bradley-Manny Pacquiao fight.

Showtime are expected to make an announcement sometime in the near future, which will confirm the box-office totals for the fight.

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