The official number of pay-per-view buys and revenue generated by the Sept. 17 Floyd Mayweather-Victor Ortiz fight was finally released by Golden Boy Promotions and Mayweather Promotions, co-promoters of the HBO Pay Per View-distributed event.
Mayweather-Ortiz generated buys from 1.25 million homes with a value of $78,440,000 in pay-per-view revenue, according to statements released on Friday. The money generated from the WBC welterweight title bout make the event, which included undercard bouts with popular Mexican fighters Erik Morales and Saul Alvarez, the second highest grossing non-heavyweight pay-per-view event of all time.
Mayweather 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) and Mayweather vs. Sugar Shane Mosley ($78,330,000).
“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,” Mayweather stated in the release. “It feels good to be able to generate such a great interest in the sport.”
Richard Schaefer, CEO Golden Boy Promotions, said Mayweather has clearly assumed the pay-per-view revenue crown that De La Hoya once wore
“When it comes to pay-per-view, Floyd is clearly in a league of his own,” Schaefer said. “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.”