Top Non- Heavyweight Pay Per View PPV Buys in Boxing History

Top Non-heavyweight Pay Per View PPV Events in Boxing History - According to HBO, Manny Pacquiao vs Miguel Cotto generated 1.25 million pay-per-view buys. Here's the top pay per view buys of all-time:

1. Oscar De La Hoya vs. Floyd Mayweather, May 2007 - 2.4 million PPV buys

2. Mike Tyson vs Evander Holyfield (rematch), June 1997 - 1.99 million PPV buys

3. Mike Tyson vs Lennox Lewis, June 2002 - 1.97 million PPV buys

4. Mike Tyson vs Holyfield (1st match), November 1996 - 1.59 million PPV buys

5. Mike Tyson vs. Peter McNeeley, August 1995 - 1.55 million PPV buys

6. Oscar De La Hoya vs. Felix Trinidad, September 1999 - 1.4 million PPV buys
Evander Holyfield vs George Foreman, April 1991 - 1.4 million PPV buys

8. Mike Tyson vs. Frank Bruno, March 1996 - 1.37 million PPV buys

9. Pacquiao vs. De la Hoya, December 6, 2008 – 1.25 million PPV buys
Pacquiao vs. Cotto, November 14, 2009 – 1.25 million PPV buys
Mike Tyson vs. Razor Ruddock, June 1991 - 1.25 million PPV buys

12. Holyfield vs. Lennox Lewis (1st fight), March 1999 - 1.2 million PPV buys

Mike Tyson is a massive draw appearing on the list 6 times.
Oscar de la Hoya is the non-heavyweight PPV king appearing 4 times.
Evander Holyfield appeared 3 times.
Manny Pacquiao and Lennox Lewis appeared twice.


  1. Anonymous ( November 20, 2009 at 11:29 PM )

    Mayweather Vs Pacquiao (Post Cotto) - REALITY CHECK!!!!Technical Analysis based on Manny's latest performance against Cotto!!!

    gerreiro ( November 21, 2009 at 8:23 AM )

    Um lutador forte,aguenta muito e bate muito forte,resta a floyde,tentar vencer por pontos e com uma tática de luta diferente dos outros...

    Anonymous ( November 21, 2009 at 10:39 AM )

    This is PPV according to HBO here in the U.S. How about PPV globally? Also, can someone count the number of people actually watching in each TV set or for that matter, the number of people watching in each of the cinemas accross the Philippines at the time of the fight? In my household, there were five adults and two kids (three if you count a two-year-old) who watched the fight.

    Anonymous ( November 21, 2009 at 12:50 PM )

    In Asia alone, those US stats have already been outclassed by the Pacquiao-Cotto fight.

    Anonymous ( November 21, 2009 at 7:06 PM )

    pacquaio vs mayweather is impossible to happen. mayweather is all about money.

    Anonymous ( November 22, 2009 at 4:43 AM )

    Gayweather appear only ones in the top 10 PPV. Fight Pacquiao so can be in the list for the second time.COWARD!

    Anonymous ( November 22, 2009 at 4:49 AM )

    Pacquiao is the all time no.1 PPV Globally!

    Anonymous ( November 22, 2009 at 3:16 PM )

    if pacman fans saw the picture at the top, mayweather and pacman pretending they are fighting, thats the way should pacman fight with mayweather, the right hook is the big weapon of pacman and the left hand is the knock out punch if in case there is an openning after delivering the right hook, pacman can adjust his punching ability regarding the height of the opponent, because pacman is a smart fighter he knows what his doing in the ring. if he can handle the power of cotto naturally he can handle the power of mayweather, i think cotto is stronger than mayweather but because pacman has an explosive punching power cotto did not match the power of pacman plus his speed is equals to TKO, i am not sure if mayweather think this over and over again, if not, he is not in a right timing because pacmans power is not an ordinary,it is hard and explosive,once it landed it will destroy mayweathers face, nose and mouth, that is why, mayweather think it over first before you decide to fight with pacman or you just push yourself to fight with pacman, if you really decided to fight with pacman , try to start your trainning right away so that you are ahead of pacmans trainning just like cotto but i think the same thing will happen to mayweather eventhough how ahead his trainning against pacman. so because mayweather criticized pacman in the interview you
    better prepare yourself(mayweather). pacman agree to fight you as what you(mayweather) saw in the internet.

    Anonymous ( November 22, 2009 at 7:57 PM )

    If I were with the Pacman's Camp, I will not settle for less than 55% of the purse and leave the 45% to Mayweather because Pacman is the interest of the fight and not Mayweather.
    I believe that Mayweather is scared of Pacman and will make it an excuse not to fight him because of the sharing.

    Anonymous ( November 23, 2009 at 7:22 AM )

    You must be fucking crazy. 60% should go to Floyd and 40 to Pacman.. Floyd has proven that he can generate large sums of money in the sport. The truth is the world wants to see if Floyd could beat Pacman.. Thats why plp would love to watch the fight.. Pacman loss 3 times already, so it's a blueprint to beat him.. NOT FLOYD MONEY MAY BABY!!!!!!!!! AH HAHAHA!!

    Anonymous ( November 23, 2009 at 9:42 AM )

    i dont think Floyd deserves to fight Pacman. His performances in fights are uninspired and boring unless he is a great deal bigger than the man he is fighting. Considering Pacaman's great performances against great fighters and Floyds lackluster performances against lesser fighters i dont believe he as earned the right to be in the ring with Pacman

    Anonymous ( November 23, 2009 at 2:30 PM )

    these two guys made big money in the sport of boxing, why don't we make it 50/50 the only thing we should know who will be the real pound for pound king if this fight will happen.boxing fans are waiting who really the real king is but i know who will win, pacman is the fastest and strongest fighter in the welterweight division right now because he can handle the power of the true welterweight like cotto,there is no doubt about that because he can handle the power of the junior middleweight if mayweather wants to fight pacman, mayweather is in a big question mark.pacman can take a punch and he can give a hardest punch in return that is why cotto could not match the power of pacman,cotto delivered a left hook and pacman delivered a right hook in return and cotto got hurt and pacman still remained the we can imagine if mayweather wants to exchange punches with pacman, i am sure pacman will land the hardest punch of the two.

    Anonymous ( November 24, 2009 at 12:45 AM )

    Whatever.., am still for Pacman. See to it, he can still sing (8 songs actually)just 2 hours after the fight with Cotto. Mayweather dont be talkative, just be prepared, ok?

    Anonymous ( November 24, 2009 at 3:08 AM )

    Wow, Pacquiao-Cotto is the only fight on the list where both fighters are not American. Pacquiao is an anomaly. He helped make that fight sell.

    Anonymous ( November 24, 2009 at 5:54 AM )

    floyed deserves nothing. he dodges the best fighters and wines like a b&*(h. Manny has proved on his fights that he's not only the pound for pound best but also one of the most popular boxers ever. Boxers dont make time magazine covers, manny did. floyd should be happy with 30%.

    Anonymous ( November 24, 2009 at 4:19 PM )

    mayweather, go to ur momma and ask milk, haha, ur nothing than pacman, ur just a lice to manny, haha, mabuhay PACky hu can sing 8 songs LOL

    Anonymous ( November 24, 2009 at 7:10 PM )

    ana u?,.pag chur mo oi!,.MwAhAhAhA,....

    Jiddu ( November 25, 2009 at 5:59 AM )

    hey retard.
    -> first two times was waaaaay before freddie roach fine tuned this fantastic warrior into the machine we see today. against fighters he'd eat for breakfast today.
    -> last time he lost was through a decision which he avenged twice by beating that guy into the ground.
    -> your girl "money" doesn't do HER nickname justice. This is the richest purse in boxing today. He can run all over the place but no way he's getting more elsewhere. If he's all about the money come to the Manny.
    -> only way i can see your girl winning this fight is running the whole way and hoping manny falls asleep from boredom.

    Anonymous ( November 25, 2009 at 1:35 PM )

    Wise people have always said, "You learn more from your mistakes than from your victories." Manny's first loss taught him not to underestimate his opponent. Second loss taught him to prepare well (He lost the fight because he starved himself in order to make minimum weight in that division.) Third loss taught him never to give up. Mayweather has nothing more to teach the Pacman. But Pacman's gonna teach Mayweather some lessons in humility.

    Anonymous ( November 28, 2009 at 8:21 AM )

    pacman reached a global appeal and if all the people in the philippnes may be able to afford
    to subscribe everybody might get shock with the enormous volume (just imagine the population in this country is 90 million pop.)

    Anonymous ( December 4, 2009 at 4:43 AM )

    If you were to compare the number of fights of both fighters. manny has more number of fights. Try to bring Gayweather to the ring and fight even with the number of Manny's fights. I dont think he can still keep his 0 loss record..

    Anonymous ( December 7, 2009 at 9:39 PM )

    if i were pacman i won't fight mayweather, i will fight other boxers with a title belt,i will let mayweather jealous and talk as much as he can.mayweather wants to fight pacman because mayweahter knew he can make a lot of money if he fight pacman.

    Anonymous ( December 13, 2009 at 12:52 PM )

    mayweather's team accusing pacman using drug to make some muscle to come with the weight.pacman eat a lot of fish and vegetable which has a lot of protein, fish and rice are good combination of food that compose of carbohydrates and protein plus tinolang manok with malunggay, sayote, papaya, and these things are vegetables.what about other boxers what do they eat as their conditioning meal?maybe pizza, burger, or maybe bread with some lettuce on it.these kind of foods don't have enough protein or minerals for their body, when they start their training, about two hours of doing some boxing activities they are hungry right away, and they slow down but pacman when he start his training, once he sweat he will not stop until he finish the numbers of hours of training sometimes he does some extra hours of training.what about mayweather a liquid supplement,he use for his conditioning after he pee everything's gone and nothing's left in his body or maybe burger which has a lot of fats or pizza. filipino's conditioning food is very different from other boxers and these accusation of mayweather to pacman has no proof and its all bullshit accusation and if some other boxers accuse pacman the same thing be sure you have proof if not some boxers out there are just jealous to the fans knew what pacman is eating during his training.

    Anonymous ( December 26, 2009 at 5:43 AM )


    Anonymous ( December 27, 2009 at 7:37 AM )

    FOR GAYWEATHER: You are digging your own grave if you decide to fight MANNY because you are nothing but a lackluster MONEY DIGGER and drag that IDIOTIC MORON with you in your PIT.

    Anonymous ( December 28, 2009 at 12:55 PM )

    ladies TALKS A LOT.. men DONT'S.. you know what i mean floyd mayweather JR.& SR. ???

    Anonymous ( December 30, 2009 at 1:35 PM )

    the Mayweathers talk a lot, mostly nonsense. they might as well be commentators, but then again, I doubt it, with their erratic logical thinking. I wonder what's between those ears, if there is any at all...

    Anonymous ( December 30, 2009 at 1:40 PM )

    that's right. and if PBF loses, which I think he will, I wonder if this would shut their mouts up. or they pea-sized brains could come up with another excuse and false accusations.

    Anonymous ( January 5, 2010 at 6:22 AM )

    mayweather is afraid of pacman he talks a lot b4 now he makes excuses after pacman destroy coto... hes not brave boxer hes not a man... gurla..... gaga...

    Anonymous ( January 18, 2010 at 4:21 AM )

    If I were gaywhether, I will never stop looking for an excuse to get away from fighting d pacman. Who would want a busted nose, lacerated face, and everything. My gosh its really painful!!

    Anonymous ( January 31, 2010 at 3:24 PM )

    hwo much did mayweather-hatton generate for ppv buys? shouldnt it be up there

    Anonymous ( February 19, 2010 at 4:39 AM )

    can i watch pacman vs.clotty in the net 4 free?

    Anonymous ( February 23, 2010 at 3:24 PM )

    well if mayweather fights anybody wheather its pacman sugar shane who ever in the welterweight division he go take care of that money in the bank period Floyd is the best hands down

    Anonymous ( March 10, 2010 at 1:11 AM )

    Floyd Mayweather Jr. should stop her..., I mean his mouth shut. I'm after more on action rather talk.

    Anonymous ( May 4, 2010 at 11:04 PM )

    Pacman dont want none of Mayweather. Hes scared to give blood? Hes in a blood sport he gives during the fight. Its obvious this little guy is dirty or he would have took the test. Pacman will get beat badly by Mayweather and the Pacman bandwagon will come to a stop.

    Anonymous ( May 5, 2010 at 7:07 PM )

    if mayweather will fight pacman im sure he will ko on third round...

    Anonymous ( June 12, 2010 at 12:05 AM )


    Anonymous ( June 12, 2010 at 12:10 AM )

    hey mr floyd gayweather fight pacman so that u will taste ur 1st loss

    Anonymous ( July 19, 2010 at 5:57 AM )

    Ms. Floyd Gayweather Jr. Manny Pacquiao already agreed on your proposal for the blood testing issue. So what now? No more excuses so fight PACMAN now so that the whole world will know who is the best pound for pound king. But still you ignored Mr. Bob Arum's negotiation... What excuse you might be thinking now for not accepting this once in a lifetime SUPERFIGHT ever. I guess you're busy sucking little boys' cock, of course because you're a phedophile gay cock sucker of all time earning money to pay for your customers... hahaha!...

    Anonymous ( August 20, 2010 at 9:02 PM )


    Anonymous ( October 20, 2011 at 4:01 AM )

    im wondering where is mayweather-mosely!! i swear that did 1.4

    Anonymous ( March 20, 2012 at 5:19 PM )

    Pac-Marquez 3 got 1.45 million
    Mayweather-Mosley got 1.4

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