Jim Lampley: Floyd Mayweather Threw Rounds Against Conor McGregor


Veteran HBO boxing commentator Jim Lampley is heading deep into conspiracy theory territory with his hot take on what was really going on during the boxing superfight between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor. Most pirated fight of all time. "The thing ended up doing 6.7 million pay-per-view buys globally", White told The Wall Street Journal. While official numbers have not been released, the Showtime pay-per-view is believed to have been a massive success - at the very least coming very close to breaking the record of 4.46 million buys set by Mayweather vs. Manny Pacquiao in May 2015, if not exceeding that figure.

There were numerous reports confirming that Mayweather-McGregor broke the United Kingdom pay-per-view record, with over 1 million buys.

Even with all the technical difficulties encountered on fight night, White said the buzz surrounding the combat-sports blockbuster helped it break several records - even a few the promoters didn't want to set.

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"We broke the record in Australia", White said.

And the fight created a gambling frenzy like never seen before in Las Vegas. As he was helping promote the Augst 26th scrap between Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather? Highest bet sporting event.

That puts the overall TV revenue generated for the fight somewhere between $602,665,000 - the number if every buyer purchased a standard-definition broadcast at $89.95, which would be a highly unlikely scenario - and $669,665,000 if everyone paid $99.95 for the high-definition feed.

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40, a former five-division world champion stopped the 29-year-old McGregor, who was making his professional boxing debut, in the 10th round on August 26 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

Mayweather said after the bout that he was retired for good, but the 40-year-old has stepped away from boxing on multiple occasions only to return.

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