Gervonta Davis and Ryan Garcia set the bar high in last weekend’s super-fight.
Money, Money, Money
After seven rounds of action, the undefeated ‘Tank’ Davis took out Garcia with a body shot to stop the contest. The event would do massive numbers worldwide, raking in 1.2M pay-per-view buys, according to Sports Business Journal.
With each Showtime PPV priced at $84.95, the PBC will earn around $102M in revenue. Talk about a big payday.
But, the cash-outs don’t stop there of course. Davis vs. Garcia also achieved a terrific score at T-Mobile Arena. The boxing event pulled in a $22.8M gate from 20,842 fans in attendance with the average ticket being priced over $1,000.
This is said to be the fifth highest gate for a fight in Nevada history, only trailing behind a few listed below.
Davis and Garcia had a long-standing disagreement on social media which finally led to them facing each other in a 136lb prizefight. Although there were no major world titles at stake, both fighters were such big stars in the sport that their match drew a lot of attention and money from the public.
.@Showtime sold more than 1.2 million PPV units for Saturday's #DavisGarcia super fight @TMobileArena, where the gate was $22.8 million, per sources, in what appears to be a big commercial success.
🔲 That's likely to come in as the fifth best gate in Nevada fighting history. pic.twitter.com/NRF2B3OoOK
— Adam Stern (@A_S12) April 26, 2023
As for the fighters that made the match possible, both Gervonta Davis and Ryan Garcia will reportedly make eight-figure payouts. However, ‘Tank’ will be earning a larger split as he is the ‘A-side’ in this match-up.
And no, Davis won’t be getting Garcia’s purse after all as he dismissed their original ‘winner-take-all’ bet following their fight.