Pacquiao/Cotto Fight Brings In $70 Million

1.25 million buys highest performing pay-per-view of 2009
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Last Saturday's welterweight title fight between Manny Pacquiao and Miguel Cotto garnered 1.25 million pay-per-view buys for HBO, making it the highest performing boxing pay-per-view event of the year and pulling in $70 million in revenue. Out of the 1.25 million buys, 650,000 came from cable homes while 600,000 came from satellite and telco homes, according to HBO.

A record 110,000 buys came from Puerto Rico, where Cotto is from. But the real draw was Pacquiao, who won with a 12th round TKO, marking his seventh world title in seven different weight classes. HBO is re-airing the fight Nov. 21 at 10 p.m. EST.

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