Gervonta ‘Tank’ Davis’ seventh round knockout of Ryan Garcia was the fifth highest gate in Las Vegas, NV and surpassed a million in PPV buys.
We are a few days removed from one of the biggest events in recent years, which was Gervonta ‘Tank’ Davis vs. Ryan Garcia, and normally this is when we start to hear about PPV numbers, especially if they are good. This afternoon, Jed Goodman tweeted PPV & gate info from the reputable Sports Business Journal. Goodman tweeted that the event did 1.2 million PPV buys on Showtime. The last boxing PPV I can recall that did over a million PPVs in recent years was Mike Tyson vs. Roy Jones Jr. which was on Triller.
— Jed I. Goodman © (@jedigoodman) April 26, 2023
PPV numbers have always been something that makes its way to the media, but we never get the actual report from the cable companies or whichever PPV provider that host the fight. The majority of the PPV numbers reported are from a “source,” “sources,” or “people familiar with the process.” In these times of AI and other technology, you would think there would be some official public record for these things, but there just isn’t. I believe this event did 1.2 million, as EVERYONE outside of boxing seemed to be talking about it leading up to Saturday night. Remember, that isn’t counting the DAZN numbers, although they are having issues with that and will probably never know the actual number (Click HERE for that story).
The other part of the tweet was the gate numbers. Those are public records, and it’s hard to make up or estimate those numbers. The gate, according to SBJ, was 22.8 million. That is the fifth highest gate for an event in Las Vegas, NV. It came up short two or so million behind Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez vs. Gennadiy Golovkin 2. That is extremely impressive and talks to the pop-culture power of Davis and Garcia. This is undoubtedly the event that boxing needed to show the other fighters that are hesitant to make certain fights that if done right, you too could see what that can get you, and that’s a big payday.
🎟️Gervonta Davis vs. Ryan Garcia cracks top-5 #boxing gates in Nevada history, per SBJ.
1⃣Floyd vs. Manny = $72,198,500.00
2⃣Floyd vs. Conor = $55,414,865.79
3⃣Canelo vs. Golovkin 1 = $27,059,850.00
4⃣Canelo vs. Golovkin 2 = $24,473,500.00
5⃣ #DavisGarcia= $22.8m
1.2m+ PPV buys
— Al Dawson (@AlanDawsonSport) April 26, 2023