Biggest fighting PPVs from Mike Tyson to Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor

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The huge draw of combat sports continues to rake in millions of buyers for the main events, as the likes of Conor McGregor, Canelo Alvarez and Anthony Joshua headline the biggest fights in the world.

But it seems the current generation have a long way to go to match the draw of the likes of Floyd Mayweather and Mike Tyson.

A new list from World Boxing News shows just how big of a draw the two Americans have had during the world of PPV through the 1990's and 2000's.

Not least 'Money' Mayweather, who features in four of the five biggest selling fights in history.

UFC’s lightweight bad boy McGregor makes a number of appearances, including his switch to boxing to face Mayweather, while the only fight that does not feature the pair or Tyson is Brock Lesnar’s rematch with Frank Mir at UFC 100.

So with UFC now drawing in some of the huge numbers only boxing's elite could at one stage, here are the 15 highest selling pay-per-view fights by sales.

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1. Floyd Mayweather vs. Manny Pacquiao – 4,600,000

2. Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor – 4,300,000

=3. Oscar De La Hoya vs. Floyd Mayweather – 2,400,000

=3. Khabib vs. McGregor – 2,400,000

5. Floyd Mayweather vs. Canelo Alvarez – 2,200,000

6. Evander Holyfield vs. Mike Tyson II – 1,990,000

7. Lennox Lewis vs. Mike Tyson – 1,970,000

8. Diaz vs. McGregor 2 – 1,650,000

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  • 8. Poirier vs. McGregor 2 – 1,650,000

    10. Lesnar vs. Mir 2 – 1,600,000

    10. McGregor vs. Diaz – 1,600,000

    10. Mike Tyson vs. Roy Jones Jr – 1,600,000

    13. Mike Tyson vs. Evander Holyfield – 1,590,000

    14. Mike Tyson vs. Peter McNeeley – 1,550,000

    15. Floyd Mayweather vs. Miguel Cotto – 1,500,000

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    • Brock Lesnar
    • Conor Mcgregor
    • Floyd Mayweather
    • Mike Tyson
    • Boxing
    • UFC

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