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4.4 million pay-per-view buys for Mayweather vs. Pacquiao

During an interview with Showtime's Jim Gray, Floyd Mayweather Jr. responds to Manny Pacquiao's claim that he injured his right shoulder prior to their fight on May 2. Mayweather also said that if he and Pacquiao fought 100 times, Mayweather would win 100 times. The entire interview can be seen on Showtime Saturday night at 9 p.m. (Credit: Showtime)?

Showtime and HBO announced Tuesday that the May 2 bout between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao generated record domestic pay-per-view results, with more than 4.4 million buys.

The pay-per-view buys produced more than $400 million in revenue domestically.

The networks estimate that when revenue from the live gate as well as international distribution and other sources are included, the total haul will be more than $500 million in gross receipts.

The previous record for domestic pay-per-view buys was 2.48 million for the 2007 bout between Mayweather and Oscar De Lay Hoya.

The highest previous pay-per-view revenue total was $150 million for Mayweather vs. Canelo Alvarez in 2013.

New York Sports