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Mayweather Victory Sets Pay-Per-View Mark May 10, 2007

Posted by iniquity in Boxing, Entertainment, Sports.

Floyd Mayweather’s split decision against Oscar De La Hoya in Saturday night’s superwelterweight title fight generated 2.15 million pay-per-view buys — eclipsing the 10-year-old record for the second Evander Holyfield-Mike Tyson fight.
Mark Taffet, an HBO senior vice president, said the figure was based on reports from cable and satellite operators serving more than 80 percent of the 61 million homes that can order, up from the usual 50 percent.




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