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Top Pay Per View Events in Boxing History

Oscar De La Hoya Really is The Golden Boy

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Top Live Gates in Boxing History

The Oscar De La Hoya vs. Floyd Mayweather fight has shattered all previous pay-per-view records. In the process, The Golden Boy has become boxing's all-time highest grossing PPV attraction.

Boxing's Top Pay Per View Attractions

1. Oscar De La Hoya - $610.6 million on 12.6 million buys (18 events)

2. Mike Tyson - $545 million on 12.4 million buys (12 events)

3. Evander Holyfield - $543 million on 12.6 million buys (14 events)

PPV Records eclipsed by De La Hoya - Mayweather

Highest Revenue for a Single Pay-Per-View Event
New Record: $120.0 million for the May 5, 2007 Oscar De La Hoya - Floyd Mayweather Jr. fight.

Old Record: $106.9 million for the June 8, 2002 Mike Tyson - Lennox Lewis fight.

Old Record (non-heavyweight):
$71.4 million for the Sept. 18, 1999 Oscar De La Hoya - Felix Trinidad fight.

Most Purchases for a Single Pay-Per-View Event
New Record: 2.15 million purchases for the May 5, 2007 Oscar De La Hoya - Floyd Mayweather Jr. fight.

Old Record: 1.99 million purchases for the June 28, 1997 Mike Tyson - Evander Holyfield "Bite Fight".

Old Record (non-heavyweight): 1.4 million purchases for the Sept. 18, 1999 Oscar De La Hoya - Felix Trinidad fight.

Oscar De La Hoya's Pay-Per-View History

1. Rafael Ruelas (5/95) 330,000 buys = $9.9 million
2. Genaro Hernandez (9/95) 220,000 buys = $6.6 million
3. Miguel Angel Gonzalez (1/97) 345,000 buys = $12.1 million
4. Pernell Whitaker (4/97) 720,000 buys = $28.8 million
5. Hector Camacho (9/97) 560,000 buys = $22.4 million
6. Wilfredo Rivera (12/97) 240,000 buys = $9.6 million
7. Julio Cesar Chavez II ( 9/98) 525,000 buys = $23.6 million
8. Ike Quartey ( 2/99) 570,000 buys =$25.7 million
9. Felix Trinidad (9/99) 1.4 million buys = $71.4 million
10. Shane Mosley (6/00) 590,000 buys = $29.5 million
11. Javier Castillejo (6/01) 400,000 buys = $16.0 million
12. Fernando Vargas (9/02) 935,000 buys = $47.8 million
13. Yory Boy Campas (5/03) 350,000 buys = $17.5 million
14. Shane Mosley II (9/03) 950,000 buys = $48.4 million
15. Felix Sturm (6/04) 380,000 buys = $19.0 million
16. Bernard Hopkins (9/04) 1 million buys = $56.0 million
17. Ricardo Mayorga (5/06) 935,000 buys = $46.3 million
18. Floyd Mayweather Jr. (5/07) 2.15 million buys = $120.0 million

Totals: 12.6 million buys = $610.6 million

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