Floyd Mayweather v Conor McGregor generated more than £450m

Mayweather and McGregor
Floyd Mayweather stopped Conor McGregor in the 10th round of their Las Vegas bout

Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor's much-hyped Las Vegas boxing match generated more than £450m.

Former five-weight world champion Mayweather stopped Irish UFC fighter McGregor in the 10th round.

It made 4.3m pay-per-view buys in North America, second only to Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao's 4.6m in 2015.

Showtime added that global revenues, including ticket sales, sponsorship and international distribution, exceeded $600m (£450.42m).

"The pairing of Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor brought together two very significant and distinct global fan bases in one truly unprecedented event," Showtime Sports chief Stephen Espinoza told ESPN.external-link

"The remarkable results are all the more impressive considering that the planning, marketing and execution took place across a span of just 72 days from the initial announcement to fight night."