By Rick Reeno
The junior middleweight bout between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Miguel Cotto generated big business in Las Vegas. The event, which took place on May 5th at the MGM Grand, saw a gate of $12,000,150 - with 14,612 tickets sold, 938 comps and 36 tickets unsold. Regarding the closed circuit sales, 11 MGM-owned locations reported a total gate of $717,450 - with 9,566 tickets sold and 4,208 unsold.
As previously reported, the fight generated 1.5 million buys on HBO pay-per-view. The buy total is $94 million in pay-per-view revenue, ranking the show as the second highest grossing non-heavyweight pay-per-view event in boxing history.