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NEVADA'S LARGEST GROSSING GATES

THE TOP 35

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MAIN EVENT/VENUE/PROMOTER/TV

DATE

PAID ATTENDANCE

GROSS SALES

1

FLOYD MAYWEATHER JR vs. OSCAR DE LA HOYA MGM, Golden Boy, Don Chargin, PPV

05/05/07

17,078

$ 18,419,200.00

2

LENNOX LEWIS vs. EVANDER HOLYFIELD II Thomas and Mack, Don King, PPV

11/13/99

17,078

$ 16,860,300.00

3

EMMANUEL PACQUIAO vs. OSCAR DE LA HOYA MGM, Golden Boy, Top Rank, PPV

12/06/08

14,468

$ 14,380,300.00

4

EVANDER HOLYFIELD vs. MIKE TYSON II MGM, Don King, PPV

06/28/97

16,279

$ 14,277,200.00

5

EVANDER HOLYFIELD vs. MIKE TYSON I MGM, Don King, PPV

11/09/96

16,103

$ 14,150,700.00

6

MIKE TYSON vs. PETER MC NEELEY MGM, Don King, PPV

08/19/95

16,113

$ 13,965,600.00

7

FELIX TRINIDAD vs. OSCAR DE LA HOYA Mandalay Bay, Top Rank, Don King, PPV

09/18/99

11,184

$ 12,949,500.00

8

BERNARD HOPKINS vs. OSCAR DE LA HOYA MGM, Top Rank, Golden Boy, PPV

09/18/04

15,672

$12,782,650.00

9

JOE CALZAGHE vs. BERNARD HOPKINS Thomas & Mack, Golden Boy, Don Chargin, HBO

04/19/08

14,345

$ 11,636,400.00

10

MIKE TYSON vs. FRANK BRUNO II MGM, Don King, PPV

03/16/96

16,143

$ 10,673,700.00

11

FLOYD MAYWEATHER JR vs. RICKY HATTON MGM, Golden Boy, PPV

12/08/07

15,488

$ 10,393,950.00

12

SHANE MOSLEY vs. OSCAR DE LA HOYA MGM, Top Rank, PPV

09/13/03

16,074

$ 9,840,000.00

13

OSCAR DE LA HOYA vs. FERNANDO VARGAS Mandalay Bay, Top Rank, Main Events, PPV

09/14/02

10,984

$ 8,871,300.00

14

EMMANUEL PACQUIAO vs. MIGUEL ANGEL COTTO MGM, Golden Boy, Top Rank, PPV

11/14/09

15,470

$ 8,847,550.00

15

EMMANUEL PACQUIAO vs. RICHARD HATTON MGM, Golden Boy, Top Rank, PPV

05/02/09

15,368

$ 8,832,950.00

16

OSCAR DE LA HOYA vs. RICARDO MAYORGA MGM, Golden Boy, Don King, Don Chargin, PPV

05/06/06

12,276

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$ 7,636,000.00

17

OSCAR DE LA HOYA vs. JULIO C. CHAVEZ I Caesars Palace, Top Rank, Don King, Close Circuit

06/07/96

14,738

$ 7,579,100.00

18

LENNOX LEWIS vs. HASIM RAHMAN Mandalay Bay, Don King, Main Events, Lion, PPV

11/17/01

9,830

$ 7,537,400.00

19

FELIX TRINIDAD vs. FERNANDO VARGAS Mandalay Bay, Don King, Main Events, PPV

12/02/00

9,309

$ 7,486,400.00

20

FELIX TRINIDAD vs. DAVID REID Caesars Palace, Don King, America Presents, PPV

03/03/00

9,584

$ 7,329,500.00

21

MIKE TYSON vs. FRANCOIS BOTHA MGM, America Presents, PPV

01/16/99

10,221

$ 7,055,800.00

22

EVANDER HOLYFIELD vs. JAMES DOUGLAS Mirage, Mirage, PPV

10/25/90

10,117

$ 6,546,441.00

23

ROY JONES JR vs. JOHN RUIZ Mirage, Mirage, PPV

03/01/03

11,490

$ 6,526,350.00

24

LENNOX LEWIS vs. DAVID TUA Mandalay Bay, Main Events, America Presents, Panix, PPV

11/11/00

10,809

$ 6,508,500.00

25

RAY LEONARD vs. THOMAS HEARNS II Caesars Palace, Top Rank, PPV

06/12/89

12,064

$ 6,468,600.00

26

RAY LEONARD vs. ROBERTO DURAN Mirage, Top Rank, Victory Promotions, PPV

12/07/89

11,904

$ 6,448,700.00

27

RONALD "WINKY" WRIGHT vs. FELIX TRINIDAD MGM, Don King, Gary Shaw, Guilty, PPV

05/14/05

13,590

$ 6,433,500.00

28

MIKE TYSON vs. BRUCE SELDON MGM, Don King, PPV

09/07/96

9,511

$ 6,305,900.00

29

**LARRY HOLMES vs. GERRY COONEY Caesars Palace, Don King, Tiffany, Close Circuit

06/11/82

29,214
**Also highest attendance

$ 6,239,050.00

30

RAY LEONARD vs. MARVIN HAGLER Caesars Palace, Top Rank, Victory Promotions, Close Circuit

04/06/87

12,379

$ 6,215,400.00

31

MIKE TYSON vs. DONOVAN RUDDOCK II Mirage, Don King, 3M Productions, PPV

06/28/91

13,047

$ 6,200,276.50

32

EVANDER HOLYFIELD vs. RIDDICK BOWE II Caesars Palace, Spencer Promotions, Main Events, PPV

11/06/93

10,923

$ 5,792,838.50

33

LARRY HOLMES vs. MUHAMMAD ALI Caesars Palace, Don King, NBC

10/02/80

24,570

$ 5,766,125.00

34

EVANDER HOLYFIELD vs. MICHAEL MOORER Thomas & Mack, Mirage, Don King, Main Events, Fight Night, PPV

11/08/97

9,395

$ 5,566,700.00

35

MIKE TYSON vs. DONOVAN RUDDOCK I Mirage,Don King, 3M Productions, PPV

03/18/91

12,563

$ 5,454,918.50

Source: Nevada State Athletic Commission


Boxing's Top Pay-Per-View Attractions

  1. Oscar De La Hoya: $610.6 million on 12.6 million buys (18 events)
  2. Mike Tyson: $545 million on 12.4 million buys (12 events)
  3. Evander Holyfield: $543 million on 12.6 million buys (14 events)

Highest Revenue for a Single Pay-Per-View Event
  1. $120.0 million: May 5, 2007 – Oscar De La Hoya vs. Floyd Mayweather Jr.
  2. $106.9 million: June 8, 2002 – Mike Tyson vs. Lennox Lewis
  3. $71.4 million: Sept. 18, 1999 – Oscar De La Hoya vs. Felix Trinidad

Most Purchases for a Single Pay-Per-View Event
  1. 2.15 million purchases: May 5, 2007 – Oscar De La Hoya vs. Floyd Mayweather Jr.
  2. 1.99 million purchases: June 28, 1997 – Mike Tyson vs. Evander Holyfield II
  3. 1.4 million purchases: Sept. 18, 1999 – Oscar De La Hoya vs. Felix Trinidad

Oscar De La Hoya's PPV Records

1

Rafael Ruelas (5/1995)

330,000 buys

$9.9 million

2

Genaro Hernandez (9/1995)

220,000 buys

$6.6 million

3

Miguel Angel Gonzalez (1/1997)

345,000 buys

$12.1 million

4

Pernell Whitaker (4/1997)

720,000 buys

$28.8 million

5

Hector Camacho (9/1997)

560,000 buys

$22.4 million

6

Wilfredo Rivera (12/1997)

240,000 buys

$9.6 million

7

Julio Cesar Chavez II (9/1998)

525,000 buys

$23.6 million

8

Ike Quartey (2/1999)

570,000 buys

$25.7 million

9

Felix Trinidad (9/1999)

1.4 million buys

$71.4 million

10

Shane Mosley (6/2000)

590,000 buys

$29.5 million

11

Javier Castillejo (6/2001)

400,000 buys

$16.0 million

12

Fernando Vargas (9/2002)

935,000 buys

$47.8 million

13

Yory Boy Campas (5/2003)

350,000 buys

$17.5 million

14

Shane Mosley II (9/2003)

950,000 buys

$48.4 million

15

Felix Sturm (6/2004)

380,000 buys

$19.0 million

16

Bernard Hopkins (9/2004)

1 million buys

$56.0 million

17

Ricardo Mayorga (5/2006)

935,000 buys

$46.3 million

18

Floyd Mayweather Jr. (5/2007)

2.15 million buys

$120.0 million


Totals

12.6 million buys

$610.6 million

*Unless otherwise noted, the information above has been sourced from various Internet websites.


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