Officials are still counting the sales and thus can't provide an exact number for the August 26 boxing match in Las Vegas between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor, but at worst, it will be the second-biggest pay-per-view number ever.
"He did what he wanted in the fight", Alvarez said, per BoxingScene's Miguel Rivera.
Although many had claimed pre fight that Conor would not land a single punch on the undefeated boxer, McGregor went on to land 111 and rather extraordinarily, the majority of fans concluded that the Irishman won 3-4 rounds of the contest.
"From everything that goes with it, I don't know if I'd be in agreement with it but there's no doubt he's an incredible athlete", he added. "I would say about 50-percent of what Floyd is capable of doing showed up", Malignaggi said.
The record saw Mayweather vs. McGregor yield an increase of 530% in total stakes and 375% in total number of bets over the previous record betting fight between Mayweather and Filipino boxer Manny Pacquiao in 2015.
Despite being billed as the Fight of the Century, it was met with derision by some commentators and fans.
In the first two fights, Nate Diaz made a disclosed payout of $2.5 million, which doesn't include fight night bonuses and sponsors. He was forced to relinquish the featherweight belt shortly after the Alvarez fight due to inactivity in that weight class.
"So now I won the 155lb title after that, so if he wants the fight he has to make the 155lb limit".
Only the trilogy would bring him back to the Octagon and a win would likely be the last we see of him because according to his boxing coach Richard Perez, he's looking to be paid big to face McGregor. But he said the nature of the fight meant groups of people gathered to watch it, and that most bought it legitimately to be guaranteed the best possible feed. In his locker room, McGregor is heard saying: "It feels like I just lost a football match".
He ended his career with a ideal 50-0 record.
The 30-year-old eyed a final swansong at the athletics world championships but could only finish third in the 100m final, losing out to pantomime villain Justin Gatlin, who has twice been suspended for doping.
The bout was one of the most highly-viewed fights ever, with PPV and TV revenue expected to have broken the $400 million barrier.
Now yes, Mayweather didn't kick it into high gear until after he had studied McGregor, and let him tire, but it's hard to argue with Cormier here.