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Mayweather vs Ortiz: 1.25 Million Buys, Record Revenue

LAS VEGAS - Floyd Mayweather puts more meaning to his ring name "Money" every time he fights.  With early pay-per-view numbers counted and confirmed, the pugilist's recent STARPOWER fight against Victor Ortiz generated buys from 1.25 million homes with a value of $78,440,000 dollars in pay-per-view revenue.  These numbers make the event the second highest grossing non-heavyweight pay-per-view event of all time.

With another successful pay-per-view event under his belt, Mayweather continues his reign as the biggest and most lucrative attraction in the sport.  He has now appeared in the three biggest non-heavyweight pay-per-view events in the sport's history, including Mayweather vs. Oscar de la Hoya ($136,853,700), Mayweather vs. Ortiz ($78,440,000 million) and Mayweather vs. Sugar Shane Mosley ($78,330,000 million).

"My motto is 'hard work and dedication' and I have shown this throughout my entire career, which has allowed me to go out and perform each time I step in the ring," said Mayweather.  "I give the fans everything I have with the best competition and exciting fights.  I must be doing something right as they keep buying my fights and I appreciate their tremendous support.  It feels good to be able to generate such a great interest in the sport."

"Every time Floyd steps into the ring, he reminds us that he is the greatest fighter in the sport today and certainly its biggest star." said Leonard Ellerbe, CEO Mayweather Promotions.  "The financial success of his fight with Victor Ortiz reinforces Floyd's position in the sport as iconic and he should be appreciated for bringing all of this attention and good fortune to the sport.  His pay-per-view success is staggering and the history books will reflect this impact."

"STARPOWER showed again why they call him "MONEY" Mayweather," said Richard Schaefer, CEO Golden Boy Promotions.  "When it comes to pay-per-view, Floyd is clearly in a league of his own.  Not only does he now hold the record for the top three grossing non-heavyweight pay-per-view events, but he also holds the record for the single biggest pay-per-view event of all time.  I am excited to continue to break records with Floyd and his Money Team, because records are made to be broken!"

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by joelab75 on 10-29-2011

[QUOTE=rambov;11349027]Pac fighting JMM will have low PPV numbers[/QUOTE] Pac has been fighting twice a year..if we go by total PPV buys Pac is the King, a REAL CASH COW. fans spent more money watching Pac fight than Floyd. FACTS..

Comment by joelab75 on 10-29-2011

i wonder why HBO didnt make any announcement about the PPV buys..HBO always does..its been close to a month and a half now..if 1.25M buys were true, HBO would have announced it to the world.

Comment by tangalog2200 on 10-29-2011

[QUOTE=ThePhantom5;11348900]I think the price hike hurt the sales.[/QUOTE] i think that is one reasonable view...

Comment by tangalog2200 on 10-29-2011

[QUOTE=Mannie Phresh;11349053]its not important because hes your god.[/QUOTE] no, pac is not my god... and who my god is... is none of your business... let us just stick to the thread topic so we don't unnecessarily expand it too wide...…

Comment by jayblack on 10-29-2011

[QUOTE=Check_hooks;11343912]Bob Arum saying what the numbers were are OFFICIAL. Fat Dan tweeting what the numbers are NOT. He had absolutely nothing to do with the ppv. Double standards much? Usually HBO themselves release the number within a week or 2.…

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