Floyd Mayweather vs Victor Ortiz - Boxing PPV Numbers
By Johnny Benz, Doghouse Boxing (Oct 20, 2011) Doghouse Boxing (Photo © German Villasenor)
Photo: Floyd Mayweather vs Victor Ortiz
By Johnny Benz, Doghouse Boxing - I am starting to think the Pay-per-view numbers for last month's battle between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Victor Ortiz might never be released. My guess is the numbers aren't as great as they anticipated. C'mon, HBO! What's the hold up!?

In a recent column by Kevin Iole of Yahoo Sports, regarding the PPV numbers for Mayweather vs Ortiz, Iole writes: "No pay-per-view numbers have been announced for the Floyd Mayweather Jr.-Victor Ortiz fight, which was held Sept. 17. HBO’s Mark Taffet deferred all questions to the promoters, who have yet to address the issue. The reason is simple: Mayweather-Ortiz didn’t sell as well as promoters (particularly Mayweather) had hoped. They’re waiting as long as possible in an effort to get the figure as high as possible. Multiple sources said Saturday that the fight did more than 1 million but less than the 1.3 million that May’s fight between Manny Pacquiao and Shane Mosley did. If it hits that number, then, and only then, will it be released, I’d guess."

Steve Kim of Max Boxing recently wrote: "I mentioned last week on Twitter that someone told me they had heard the “Star Power” pay-per-view on September 17thfeaturing Floyd Mayweather-Victor Ortiz did around 850,000 buys and it seems to have caused quite a stir for some reason. Again, folks, comprehending what you read is vital and stuff like this should be taken with a grain of salt."

Will the PPV numbers ever make the day of light? Your guess, (like guessing the PPV numbers) is as good as mine.

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