HBO Sports reported today that 1.5 million pay-per-view buys were generated from the May 5 super welterweight title fight between Floyd Mayweather and Miguel Cotto at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. The fight was promoted by Mayweather Promotions and Golden Boy Promotions. The 1.5 million buy total generated $94 million in pay-per-view revenue.
The performance of Mayweather-Cotto ranks as the second highest grossing non-heavyweight pay-per-view event in boxing history. Number one all-time is Mayweather’s record-setting showdown with Oscar de la Hoya ($137 million) in 2007.