A delighted HBO Sports Senior Vice President Mark Taffet reported today that last weekend’s world light heavyweight title fight between Antonio Tarver and Roy Jones Junior did 360,000 pay-per-view buys on HBO PPV.
He said: "With an increase of approximately 60,000 buys from their first encounter last November, Jones-Tarver II quite clearly outperformed our expectations."
Boxing, despite the doom and gloom pessimism, remains the only sport in the world capable of drawing such numbers on pay-per-view.
The Jones-Tarver II world light heavyweight title fight will be replayed this Saturday night, May 22 at 9:45pm ET/8:45 p.m. CT/6:45 p.m. PT on HBO. It will follow the live presentation of the Floyd Mayweather v DeMarcus Corley junior welterweight bout.