Pacquiao-Cotto Did 1.25 Million PPV Buys

BY TSS Press ON November 19, 2009
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PACQUIAO-COTTO REGISTERS

1.25 MILLION PAY-PER-VIEW BUYS

Nov. 20, 2009 – NEW YORK -- HBO Sports reported today that 1.25 million pay-per-view buys were generated from last Saturday’s welterweight title fight between Manny Pacquiao and Miguel Cotto at the sold-out MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.  The fight was promoted by Top Rank, Inc.

The 1.25 million buy total represents the highest performing boxing pay-per-view event in 2009, generating $70 million in pay-per-view revenue.  The figure includes 650,000 buys from cable homes and 600,000 from satellite and telco homes.  A record 110,000 buys from Puerto Rico, Cotto’s home market, are included.  It is the second time that an event featuring Manny Pacquiao, a worldwide superstar, has passed the one million mark in pay-per-view buys.

Pacquiao vs. Cotto will be replayed this Saturday, Nov. 21 at 10:00 p.m. ET/ PT on HBO.  The 12-round TKO triumph by Pacquiao marked his seventh world title in as many different weight classes.

Other HBO playdates of Pacquiao vs Cotto:  Nov. 22 (10:00 a.m.) and 23 (11:40 p.m.)

HBO2 playdates:  Nov. 22 (2:30 p.m.) and 24 (11:55 p.m.)

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