May 11, 2010 – NEW YORK -- HBO Sports® reported today that 1.4 million pay-per-view buys were generated from the May 1stwelterweight fight between Floyd Mayweather and Sugar Shane Mosley at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. The fight was promoted by Mayweather Promotions and Golden Boy Promotions
The 1.4 million buy total generated $78.3 million in pay-per-view revenue. The pay-per-view buy total includes 740,000 from cable homes and 660,000 from satellite and telco homes.
It is the second consecutive one million-plus buy pay-per-view event involving Mayweather, who has established himself as a top attraction in the sports and entertainment world. Mayweather-Mosley ranks as the second highest grossing ($78.3 million) non-heavyweight pay-per-view event in boxing history. It surpassed De La Hoya-Trinidad, which generated $70.6 million in pay-per-view revenue in 1999. No. 1 all-time is Mayweather’s record-setting showdown with Oscar de la Hoya ($137 million) in 2007.
Mayweather owns a perfect 41-0 record as a professional prizefighter and has starred in four editions of the Emmy-Award® winning HBO reality series “24/7.
Mayweather vs. Mosley will replay tonight at 11:30 p.m. ET/ PT on the HBO2 service. The 12-round unanimous decision triumph by Mayweather is also available to subscribers at HBO ON DEMAND® .
Who will win? Wladimir Klitschko or Tyson Fury?