That is according to the Sports Business Journal. Reports indicated that a crowd of 19,900 attended the T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, as Crawford stopped Spence in the ninth round.
In the process of doing so, Crawford became the first undisputed welterweight champion of the four-belt era and a two-weight world champion, having been undisputed at 140.
— BoxingScene.com (@boxingscene) August 2, 2023
The gate was the second-highest of 2023, behind the Gervonta Davis and Ryan Garcia gate, which generated roughly $22.8 million in ticket sales and over $100,000,000 from the reported 1.2 million pay-per-view buys.
Although the pay-per-view numbers for Spence-Crawford have yet to be released, if they are anywhere near the Davis-Garcia numbers, then the event will no doubt have been a monumental success.
The victory makes Crawford a pound-for-pound great and a pay-per-view star, putting him in line for mega paydays moving forward.
Social Media Reaction
Crawford is the next PPV star. 🤩🤩🤩
— liljon214 (@Liljonhernandez) August 2, 2023
When the best in the sport fight each other people will care about it and show up. These two gentlemen will be taking home career-high paydays from this event. Well deserved.
— Boxing, Cinema and DC (@Giavotella_170) August 2, 2023
This what happen when u give the fans what they wanna see
— Lil Rollie (@LilRollie596411) August 2, 2023