HBO Sports announced today that the Dec. 8 Floyd Mayweather-Ricky Hatton welterweight title bout generated 850,000 pay-per-view buys and $47 million in PPV revenue. That total caps off the highest performing year in HBO Pay-Per-View history. In 2007, HBO PPV recorded 4.8 million buys and more than $255 million in revenue across eight boxing events. The previous high for HBO PPV in boxing was in 1999 with four million buys and $200 million in revenue. In 2006, HBO PPV registered 3.7 million buys and $177 million in revenue..
The banner year included the record-setting Oscar De La Hoya-Floyd Mayweather May 5th mega-fight that produced the highest performing pay-per-view event in history with 2.4 million buys and $134 million in revenue.