HBO’s De La Hoya-Mayweather Fight Sets Record

May 9, 2007  •  Post A Comment

Saturday’s fight between Oscar De La Hoya and Floyd Mayweather generated a record $120 million in pay-per-view revenue with 2.15 million purchases of the fight, HBO said.
The fight at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas eclipsed by 160,000 pay-per-view buys the previous mark set in 1997 when Mike Tyson and Evander Holyfield squared off for the second time.
Mayweather scored a split-decision victory and captured De La Hoya’s junior middleweight title in the fight which HBO said generated 1,225,000 buys from cable systems and 925,000 from satellite homes in the U.S.
The De La Hoya vs. Mayweather junior middleweight championship fight will be replayed Saturday night at 10:00 p.m. ET/ PT on HBO. The program will run again on HBO2 Sunday at 8:00 a.m. and 5:30 p.m., and on Tuesday at 11:30 p.m.
After the event, HBO CEO and Chairman Chris Albrecht was involved in a public altercation with his girlfriend and was arrested and charged by police. Time Warner, HBO’s parent, today forced Albrecht to resign in the wake of the incident.
(Editor: Baumann)

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