The May 1
welterweight fight between Floyd Mayweather and Shane Mosley in Las Vegas
generated 1.4 million pay-per-view buys on HBO, HBO Sports reported Tuesday
(May 11). That total made the match the second-highest grossing non-heavyweight PPV event in boxing history.
The network earned $78.3 million in revenue from the buys, which included
740,000 views from cable homes and 660,000 from satellite and telco
homes. The match surpassed the Oscar De La Hoya-Felix Trinidad fight in
1999, which earned $70.6 million. The top grossing non-heavyweight
fight of all-time was Mayweather's 2007 showdown with De La Hoya ($137
Mayweather, who defeated Mosley in a 12-round unanimous decision, has
established himself as a top boxing attraction. It was his second straight one
million-plus PPV event.
HBO is replaying the fight Tuesday night at 11:30 EST on its HBO2
service. It is also available to subscribers at HBO On Demand.