Showtime projects the to have sold one million pay-per-view buys, a person in the industry with knowledge who was not authorized to speak publicly told USA TODAY Sports.
The pay-per-view for the fight cost $49.99, which will generate an estimated $50 million, the source confirmed.
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Three of the top four fights all-time based on pay-per-view buys involved Mayweather, the retired champion, with his fight against Manny Pacquiao in 2015 generating a record 4.6 million pay-per-view buys.
The projected pay-per-view figures from the Mayweather-Paul fight would rank about 25th, according to .
The industry source said principals involved in the Mayweather-Paul fight would be happy with those numbers, in part because the fight took place on a Sunday night and that Paul was