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Mayweather-Pacquiao sets pay-per-view record with 4.4 million buys
Mayweather-Pacquiao sets pay-per-view record with 4.4 million buys

A new and possibly unbreakable record of pay-per-view buys was set by the Floyd Mayweather Jr.-Manny Pacquiao fight on May 2, with Showtime and HBO announcing Tuesday that 4.4 million people purchased the welterweight title unification bout. Mayweather’s unanimous-decision triumph at MGM Grand in Las Vegas generated more than $400 million in sales. With closed-circuit sales, a near $75 million live gate and international broadcast fees, the event created “well over” $500 million, according to a Showtime spokesman. Previously, the 2007 Mayweather-Oscar De La Hoya bout generated a prior-record 2.5 million buys, and Mayweather’s 2013 victory over Saul...

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