Last Saturday’s super fight between Gervonta Davis and Ryan Garcia was an enormous pay-per-view success.

The 136lbs catchweight duel in Las Vegas was predicted to do big numbers not only at the gate but also with viewers watching at home on Showtime and DAZN.

Boxing News understands that the two superstars attracted an audience of over one million buys for their non-title affair. Boxing Scene’s Keith Idec has reported that the approximate figure is 1.2m, while the 20,000 plus crowd at the T-Mobile Arena generated a ticket gate of $22.8m. This would then place the numbers fifth in the top five of boxing events in Nevada.

Mayweather Promotions CEO and Davis’ advisor Leonard Ellerbe took to Twitter to congratulate and praise those involved. “Terrific promotion, major props to Gervonta and his team and Ryan Garcia and his team,” Ellerbe wrote. “Props to Showtime Boxing and (Showtime Sports Executive) Stephen Espinoza continuing to show why they’re industry leaders for putting on the biggest events for the fans around the world. Numbers don’t lie.”

Garcia tweeted, “Thank you to all the fans. Without you guys this can’t happen.”

Sitting above Davis vs. Garcia in the top four positions of gate money generated in Las Vegas are Canelo Alvarez vs. Gennadiy Golovkin 2 ($24.4m), Canelo Alvarez vs. Gennadiy Golovkin 1 ($27m), Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor ($55.4m) and Floyd Mayweather vs. Manny Pacquiao ($72.2m).

Despite the convincing nature of the Davis victory, his defeated opponent Ryan Garcia has called for a rematch further down the line in their careers. And with those figures generated from Saturday it is easy to see why a return bout may happen.