“And STILL PPV KING” Money Mayweather with 1.25 million buys for Ortiz fight!!!
By Daniel Echevarria: NOW finally after waiting over a month with tons and tons of speculation and rumors about the Sept 17 clash between Floyd Mayweather vs. Victor Ortiz PPV numbers they are in. Just moments ago according to Dan Rafael of ESPN sports Mayweather vs. Ortiz generated 1.25 million buys and $78.44 million in pay-per-view revenue.
STAR POWER as it was dubbed tied third place of all time highest pay per view for a non heavyweight fight and gave Floyd Mayweather his third consecutive 1 million pay per view generating fight. The revenue generated from the fight made it the second highest grossing non-heavyweight fight in history because official numbers were not released for some of Manny Pacquiao’s fights and the price for Mayweather-Ortiz had a higher PPV price.
Mayweather vs. Delahoya generated the all time high of 2.45 million buys in 2007 and Mayweather vs. Marquez generated 1.1 million in 2009 and finally Mayweather vs. Mosley generated 1.4 million buys in 2010. Floyd “Money” Mayweather has now appeared in the three biggest non-heavyweight PPV events in boxing history as far as revenue generated Mayweather-Delahoya $136,853,700 Mayweather vs. Mosley $78.33 million / Mayweather vs. Ortiz $78.44 million. So there is the current update according to Dan Rafael of ESPN SPORTS.