Pacquiao matches Tyson record
Manny Pacquiao’s tremendous performance against Antonio Margarito has become his third Pay-Per-View fight in the last three years to exceed one million buys – a record that only the awesome puncher of the 80’s and 90’s Mike Tyson can match.
Pacquiao, 31, totally out-classed the two-weight world champion Margarito in front of a capacity crowd of 41,000 at the Cowboys Stadium in Texas, picking up his eighth world title in an eighth weight division to cement his place among the greats of the sport.
His 2008 retiring of Oscar De La Hoya generated 1.25million buys through HBO PPV, then in 2009, his brutal beating of Miguel Cotto sold 1.2million and the Antonio Margartio mauling netted 1.15million PPV Buys to give Pacquiao a share of the record with the now retired Tyson.
According to the figures, Pacquiao’s total PPV buys is over five million in the last five years, proving what a top drawer attraction the Filipino warrior has become after his humble beginnings at the light-flyweight limit of 108lbs.