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Mayweather-Cotto Generates $94M With 1.5 Pay-Per-View Buys

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Floyd Mayweather Jr. celebrates after defeating Miguel Cotto by unanimous decision during their WBA super welterweight title fight at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 5, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Floyd Mayweather Jr. celebrates after defeating Miguel Cotto by unanimous decision during their WBA super welterweight title fight at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 5, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

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LOS ANGELES(CBS) – Mayweather Jr’s middleweight bout against Puerto Rico’s Miguel Cotto generated 1.5 million pay-per-views buys and $94-million in domestic revenue to make it the second highest grossing pay-per-view for a non-heavy weight fight, said HBO Friday.

The only other fight that had bigger numbers was in 2007 when Mayweather fought LA’s Oscar De La Hoya which generated 2.46 million pay-per-view buys with a revenue of $137 million.

De La Hoya’s Golden Boy Promotions also helped out the card by having a sub-feature with Mexican Sensation “Canelo” Alvarez and Sugar Shane Mosley.

Mayweather, nicknamed ‘Money,’  has now racked up 9.6 million buys and $543 million in total TV revenue in his career, according to HBO.

Mayweather also had the highest guarantee contract of $32-million.

The MGM Grand sold 14,612 tickets that generated $12 million according to the Nevada State Athletic Commission.

Now we know why Nevada decided push back Mayweather’s jail-time. Score for the state of Nevada!

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PHOTO GALLERY (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

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