Logan Paul and Floyd Mayweather threw down in an exhibition boxing match on Sunday night that went the distance. The big question is how many fans paid to see the pay-per-view at $50 a pop.

According to early estimations, the pay-per-view buys prior to the fight were not good. There were also issues with the stream on the night of the big fight, causing Showtime to issue a bunch of refunds.

According to Dave Meltzer, the Paul vs Mayweather fight drew somewhere between 600,000 and 650,000 pay-per-view buys. That is only United States television buys, so it does not include streaming or international purchases.

Odds are the streaming numbers greatly exceeded that 600k estimate, however, there was enough of an issue for refunds to be issued. Many fans bought the fight and were unable to log in as Showtime’s app and website crashed.


Floyd Mayweather stood to make 50% of all pay-per-view money and Logan Paul pulled in 10% of that money. Either way, the two fighters involved made a ton of cash. You can check out a breakdown of how much they made here.

Are you surprised by these pay-per-view buy numbers? Sound off in the comments!

H Jenkins

Years of experience in writing, journalism, and digging exclusive insider info for Ringside News opened the door for a new opportunity for Jenkins. With a history in finance, he broke into the journalism game by writing on blogs and other freelance websites before branching into sports and entertainment news. Being in tune with pop culture doesn't mean it has to make sense, but he tries. Favorite bands include any group from Seattle who formed between 1991 and 1999. 5 Ozzfests under his belt and 12 Warped Tours, but his last concert was a bluegrass AC/DC cover band that was not 100% terrible.

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