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De La Hoya 'ecstatic' that fight was richest ever

Updated: May 9, 2007, 10:31 PM ET
By Dan Rafael | ESPN.com

Throughout the entire five-month promotion for last Saturday's Floyd Mayweather Jr.-Oscar De La Hoya fight, expectations ran high that it would break the non-heavyweight pay-per-view record of 1.4 million buys set by De La Hoya's 1999 welterweight unification bout against Felix Trinidad.

However, few expected it to break the all-time record for buys or the all-time revenue record.

HBO PPV announced on Wednesday that the match between Mayweather -- the pound-for-pound king -- ...

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