Best-Selling Boxing Pay-Per-Views of 2021

Published 12/28/2021, 9:30 AM EST
Boxing – WBA, IBF & WBO Heavyweight Titles – Anthony Joshua v Oleksandr Usyk – Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, London, Britain – September 25, 2021 Anthony Joshua in action against Oleksandr Usyk Action Images via Reuters/Andrew Couldridge


2021 was without a doubt an iconic year for boxing and fans got to witness some high-voltage boxing pay-per-view events. Most of the events glued millions of fans all around the globe, and they couldn’t have asked for more. On top of this, almost every modern era boxing star took to the ring, making it a decorated year for the sport.

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Some fights not only entertained fans but also did incredibly well in terms of PPV buys. That said, here we look at some prime boxing events of 2021.

Top 5 Boxing Pay-per-views of 2021

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1) Jake Paul vs Ben Askren – 1.5 million PPV buys

The Paul vs Askren event was unusual in its own way. The crossover matchup garnered huge limelight around itself right from its announcement. That said, this fight ended up accruing a whopping 1.5 million PPV buys, and Jake Paul ended up winning the fight.

2) Anthony Joshua vs Oleksandr Usyk – 1.2 million PPV buys

Anthony Joshua and Usyk’s showdown was one of the most important heavyweight scuffles of 2021. This fight was regarded as the sternest test for the Briton as ‘The Cat’ was a supremely tactical fighter.

Usyk ended up pulling off an upset, and this fight was estimated to bag over 1.2 million PPV buys.

3) Floyd Mayweather vs Logan Paul – 1 million PPV buys

This matchup was an exuberant contest between a YouTuber and a boxing GOAT.

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The lanky Paul had zero chances to withstand Mayweather’s wrath. However, he went through Mayweather’s boxing brilliance to take the fight deep.

This turned out to be an entertaining bout for the fans, which ended up getting around 1 million PPV buys.

4) Canelo Alvarez vs Caleb Plant – 800,000 PPV buys

The undisputed super-middleweight collision was one of the most awaited fights of 2021. The favorite Canelo Alvarez put his brilliance to the test to bag a T/KO win. On top of this, being such a hyped event, this bout bagged 800,000 PPV buys in the US only.

That said, the total numbers aren’t available, however, this fight did some mammoth numbers on the PPV.

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5) Deontay Wilder vs Tyson Fury 3 – 600,000 PPV buys

This was one of the best heavyweight clashes of all time which bagged around 600,000 PPV buys in the US alone.

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There’s no news on total numbers of this fight’s PPV, but this bout was also one of the most-watched boxing events in 2021.

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan is a Boxing Author at EssentiallySports. He is a graduate from the International Institute of Sports Management who combines his love for sports, particularly combat sports, and his flair for writing and analysis to help him in his day-to-day work. He has prior professional experience with sporting organizations such as Star Sports, Khelo India, and NBA.

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