|HBO Boxing silent over released Mayweather vs Ortiz PPV Numbers...
By Steve Kim, MaxBoxing (Oct 29, 2011) Doghouse Boxing (Photo © Will Hart / HBO - PPV)
delay and conjecture, Golden Boy and Mayweather Promotions announced on Friday
morning that the card featuring Floyd Mayweather and
Victor Ortiz tallied 1.25 million purchases for a gross of $78.4 million. This
is the second most lucrative non-heavyweight pay-per-view event behind
Mayweather - Oscar De La Hoya (which totaled $136.8 million back in 2007).
interesting is that unlike almost all of these announcements, there was not a
single mention of HBO Pay-Per-View (which distributed this card) or any
comments from Mark Taffet from HBO PPV in this release. None of the pertinent
HBO contacts were listed at the bottom of the release either. Let's just say
that this raised the eyebrows of everyone in boxing and that there are some
interesting theories as to why they were left out (I think you can figure out
what it is). One boxing insider told me flatly, “Without the network being
involved in the announcement, it's not official.”
I tried to
get a comment from someone at HBO and was told by a spokesperson that the numbers
put out were verified - but at the same time, they couldn't go on the record.
announced it and I have absolutely no reason to doubt them. None at all.
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