MAYWEATHER VS. ORTIZ RECORDS SECOND HIGHEST
NON-HEAVYWEIGHT PAY-PER-VIEW GROSS
EARNINGS IN BOXING HISTORY
LAS VEGAS (October 28). 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 buysfrom 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.
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).
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."
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!"
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