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MAYWEATHER VS. ORTIZ DOES AT LEAST 1.3 MILLION PPV BUYS

By Ben Thompson | September 25, 2011
MAYWEATHER VS. ORTIZ DOES AT LEAST 1.3 MILLION PPV BUYS

Although final numbers have yet to be tallied, sources close to the information have informed us that last Saturday's clash between undefeated pound-for-pound champion Floyd Mayweather and former WBC welterweight champion Victor Ortiz is expected to do a minimum of 1.3 million pay-per-view buys. Keep in mind that the price of the pay-per-view event was $59.99 for standard definition and $69.99 for high definition, so with an already guaranteed purse of $25 million, and considering that over 50% of households in the United States own HD TVs, Mayweather has likely earned a minimum of $40 million for his 4th round knockout victory.

According to reports, official numbers can be expected as early as Monday, but FightHype has learned that all parties involved have already declared the promotion a resounding success. Despite the fact that Mayweather was facing a relatively unknown opponent in Ortiz who has never appeared in any pay-per-view events, he has once again surpassed 1 million pay-per-view buys for the 4th time of his career, solidifying his status as the top top pay-per-view attraction in the sport.



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