It was a one-sided bout, but just the pre-fight suggestion that Shane Mosley might actually test Floyd Mayweather was enough to attract 1.4 million pay-per-view buys and generate $78.3 million in revenue. HBO Sports released the figures today.

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According to the cable network, Mayweather-Mosley is the second-highest grossing non-heavyweight bout in pay-per-view history, surpassing Oscar De La Hoya-Felix Trinidad, which produced $70.6 million in pay-per-view revenue in 1999. The No. 1 all-time take was the $137 million for Mayweather-De La Hoya in 2007. This also was the second straight Mayweather bout to produce one million buys, including his comeback fight against Juan Manuel Marquez last September.

The undefeated Mayweather (41-0, 25 KOs) now can claim to be part of the two biggest non-heavyweight bouts in pay-per-view history, which only will make future negotiations with Philippine congressman Manny Pacquiao that much more difficult.