Pacquiao-Marquez III earned $11.6M in live gate receipts


Posted at Nov 16 2011 02:41 PM | Updated as of Nov 16 2011 10:41 PM

MANILA, Philippines - The third bout between Filipino boxing icon Manny "Pacman" Pacquiao and his rival, Juan Manuel Marquez of Mexico, was a big hit in Las Vegas, according to Keith Kizer of the Nevada State Athletic Commission.

Kizer told that Pacquiao-Marquez III had a live gate revenue of $11,648, 300,which ranks as the 9th highest live gate in Nevada state history.

There were 15,498 tickets sold for the match, which was the most number of tickets sold since 2007.

Pacquiao-Marquez III is the biggest live gate success of the year so far, beating the live gate revenue of Pacquiao's fight with Shane Mosley last May ($8,882,600) and Floyd Mayweather  Jr.'s fight against Victor Ortiz last September ($9,000,000).

Pacquiao's most successful live gate event was his fight against Oscar de la Hoya in December 2008, which raked in $14,380,300. The highest grossing live gate event in Nevada history was Mayweather's 2007 bout against de la Hoya, which made $18,419,200.