Originally Posted by Exactabox
Total PPV Buys 2009-2011
Floyd 3.3 Million Buys 2009-2011
9/19/2009 Floyd Mayweather vs. Juan Manuel Márquez 1,050,000 TUNE UP
5/1/2010 Floyd Mayweather vs. Shane Mosley 1,400,000
9/17/2011 Floyd Mayweather vs. Victor Ortiz 850,000 TUNE UP
Pacquiao 5.25 Million Buys 2009-2011 + JMM
05/2/2009 Manny Pacquiao vs. Ricky Hatton 850,000
11/14/2009 Manny Pacquiao vs. Miguel Cotto 1,250,000
03/13/2010 Manny Pacquiao vs. Joshua Clottey 700,000
11/13/2010 Manny Pacquiao vs. Antonio Margarito 1,150,000
05/7/2011 Manny Pacquiao vs. Shane Mosley 1,300,000
Odds & Ends
Both fighters average a little over 1 million per fight since 2009.
Floyd has had 2 tune ups in his last 3. Each had controversy (Weight JMM) (Sportsmanship Ortiz)
Floyd has dipped 1 Million or more in every PPV event since his fight with ODLH.
Mike Tyson is the only fighter to go 5 consecutive PPV's over 1.25 Million
Pacquiao is the only foreign fighter ever to get 5 million + buys in 2 calendar years.
Pacquiao will shatter the 2 year record for buys after JMM even during the worst economic times since the Great Depression.
Add Pacquiao being the first fighter to have a PPV do 1 million buys in four consecutive years
... Mayweather was retired 2 1/2 years in that time frame for anyone who claims Pacquiao is riding off his name