The demand was so high for Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs. Manny Pacquiao that it quite literally knocked out the pay-per-view service showing the fight.
Prior to the fighters stepping into the ring, ESPN's Darren Rovell shared a screen shot from one fan who was told that the bout wouldn't be available to purchase for two weeks:
Both CNBC's Steve Kopack and ESPN's Dan Rafael noted that it wasn't an isolated incident, either:
Dan Wetzel of Yahoo Sports also reported that the issues with the providers led to a delay in the start of the fight:
With all of these issues leading up to Mayweather's eventual victory over Pacquiao, Rovell noted that providers were giving refunds to customers who had issues with their orders.
Mayweather vs. Pacquiao is expected to set the record for PPV revenue, with Forbes' Kurt Badenhausen setting the projected figure at roughly $300 million.