Mayweather-Hatton pay-per-view a smashing success

Updated: December 17, 2007, 12:15 PM ET
By Dan Rafael | ESPN.com

The numbers are in, and pound-for-pound king Floyd Mayweather lived up to his new self-given nickname of "Money" Mayweather.

Mayweather's 10th-round knockout of England's Ricky Hatton to retain the welterweight championship Dec. 8 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas generated a whopping 850,000 domestic pay-per-view buys and $47 million in television revenue, HBO PPV's Mark Taffet said Monday.

That makes the fight the biggest pay-per-view fight in history that did not involve Oscar ...

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