Floyd Mayweather and Victor Ortiz are now in the record books as the second highest grossing non-heavyweight title fight with a confirmed 1.25 million pay-per-view buys and $78,440,00.00 in revenue.
The numbers further solidify Mayweather as the biggest pay-per-view attraction of all-time. The new figures make him a part of the three highest-grossing non-heavyweight pay-per-views in boxing history via his bouts against Oscar De La Hoya ($136,853,700), Victor Ortiz ($78,440,000) and Shane Mosley ($78,330,000).
Despite negative press from legal problems outside of boxing and convoluted issues regarding a Pacquiao fight, Mayweather says his continued pay-per-view success shows the loyalty of his fans.
“My motto is ‘hard work and dedication’ and I have shown this throughout my entire career, which has allowed me to go out and perform each time I step in the ring,” said Mayweather in a prepared statement. “I give the fans everything I have with the best competition and exciting fights. I must be doing something right as they keep buying my fights and I appreciate their tremendous support. It feels good to be able to generate such a great interest in the sport.”
At press time, Mayweather has not announced his next opponent.