Mayweather Vs Cotto Registers As Second Biggest Non-Heavyweight Pay-Per-View Event In Boxing History With 1.5 Million Buys
Posted by Media Outrage on May 11th, 2012
Floyd “Money” Mayweather lives up to his self-proclaimed moniker every time y’all! Last Saturday’s fight vs Miguel Cotto was the second biggest non-heavyweight pay-per-view event in boxing history.
Find out how much revenue was generated via Pay-Per-View after the jump
Via Swanson Communications:
HBO Sports® reported today that 1.5 million pay-per-view buys were generated from the May 5 super welterweight title fight between Floyd Mayweather and Miguel Cotto at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. The fight was promoted by Mayweather Promotions, Golden Boy Promotions and Miguel Cotto Promotions.
The 1.5 million buy total generated $94 million in pay-per-view revenue.
The performance of Mayweather-Cotto ranks as the second highest grossing non-heavyweight pay-per-view event in boxing history. No. 1 all-time is Mayweather’s record-setting showdown with Oscar de la Hoya ($137 million) in 2007.
Mayweather owns a perfect 43-0 record as a professional prizefighter.
Mayweather vs. Cotto along with the co-feature of Alvarez vs. Mosley will replay exclusively on HBO Saturday, May 12 at 10:15 p.m. ET/ PT.
Mediaoutrage- They need to go on and make this Pacquiao fight happen for the public while both fighters are still in their prime. That fight would no doubt be the highest grossing boxing event in history.