Live Gate record broken by upcoming boxing match

The much anticipated showdown between Floyd Mayweather and Canelo Alvarez has broken the record for all time live gate for any boxing event, according to ESPN.com. Ticket sales have skyrocketed in less than 24 hours after being rolled out for sale to the public.

Bodog, the famous sports betting website, claims the previous top live gate receipt for any boxing match was of over $18 million and was recorded back in 2007 for the Floyd Mayweather versus Oscar de la Hoya bout.

Sports betting fans all over the world are hoping this mega-bout will match the hype and media frenzy surrounding it. This is a confrontation between 2 undefeated boxers wanting to unify their belts in the junior middleweight division. The match is expected to also outsale the pay-per-view record of the 2007 fight between Mayweather and Hoya.

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