FLOYD Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao proved a box office smash, even if their welterweight title fight didn’t live up to the hype. The May 2 fight obliterated the pay-per-view record, with 4.4 million buys generating more than $400 million in revenue. With a live gate of nearly $72 million and other revenue, the bout grossed more than $600 million and likely made Mayweather more than $200 million. Showtime and HBO officials reported the whopping PPV figures today, saying t
Yahoo Sports reports that, without a single cable company yet reporting their numbers -- and cable companies generally comprise about 60 percent of sales for pay-per-view -- the Mayweather-Pacquaio fight has officially racked up 2.25 million sales. That 2.25 million comes solely from satellite dish and FIOS services. If that 2.25 million were the entirety of the story, the fight would already be tied for second on the all-time PPV list. But it's not the whole story, which mea
At least one open TV channel, Record, even made a proposal to broadcast the fight between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao, will be early Saturday (02) to Sunday (03). The deal also went through cable TV stations to be set that programming is displayed in the channelpay-per-view fighting . Globosat and Zuffa, company that owns the UFC, are partners in the channel. Were heard by Folha four sources involved in the negotiations, representing broadcasters, UFC and Top Rank.