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Volume 24 No. 117
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Top Rank Sees Solid Results From Miguel Cotto's Recent Fight In Orlando

Top Rank's decision to take iconic Puerto Rican fighter Miguel Cotto to Orlando, the market with the nation's second-largest Puerto Rican population, earlier this month delivered ticket sales of $561,697 and concessions and merchandise sales of $341,131, according to documents filed with the Florida State Boxing Commission. Cotto's third-round knockout of Delvin Rodriguez on Oct. 5 attracted 10,867 to Amway Center, with 10,559 paid and only 309 comped. Based on that, concessions and merchandise generated $31.39 per cap. Florida tax records do not distinguish between sales of concessions and merchandise. The promotion sold 1,149 of the highest-priced $150 tickets. It sold 1,405 seats at $100, 3,412 seats at $50 and 4,593 seats at $25. The main event also delivered the largest audience of any fight on HBO in the past 12 months, attracting 1.55 million viewers.