HBO Sports reported today that 1.25 million pay-per-view buys were generated from last Saturdayâ€™s welterweight fight between Oscar de la Hoya, the sportâ€™s top all-time attraction, and Manny Pacquiao, the sportâ€™s pound-for-pound king, at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. The fight was presented by Golden Boy Promotions and Top Rank, Inc. The 1.25 million buy total represents the highest performing pay-per-view event in 2008 and generated $70 million in pay-per-view revenue. It is only the fourth time in boxing pay-per-view history that a non-heavyweight event has attained the one million buy mark. â€œBoxing fans across America showed tremendous support for this event and weâ€™re pleased that they tuned in,â€ said Mark Taffet of HBO Pay-Per-View.
Wednesday, December 10 2008
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