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Volume 24 No. 155
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Mayweather's First Showtime Fight Sees Drop-Off In PPV Buys

Early tallies show that last Saturday's Floyd Mayweather Jr.-Robert Guerrero fight will "exceed 1 million pay-per-view buys," which is "short of the 1.5 million buys for Mayweather's previous fight against Miguel Cotto." It was Mayweather's first bout under the six-fight deal he signed with Showtime in March. Showtime Sports Exec VP & GM Stephen Espinoza said that the "lack of a big-name opponent and Guerrero's arrest on gun charges in New York were factors in the fight not doing better" (AP, 5/10).