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HBO numbers prove superfight was super big at box office

Updated: October 25, 2007, 7:03 PM ET
By Dan Rafael | ESPN.com

A few days after pound-for-pound king Floyd Mayweather Jr. took a split decision from Oscar De La Hoya on May 5, the staggering numbers rolled into HBO PPV and De La Hoya's Golden Boy Promotions like a tidal wave.

The junior middleweight title fight, with 2.15 million pay-per-view buys, $120 million in PPV revenue, a live gate just shy of $19 million at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas and total gross receipts of about $150 million, had shattered every boxing box office record.

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