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Report: Mayweather vs Berto PPV buys 550,000 a 'generous' estimate

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As it turns out, Floyd Mayweather cannot, in fact, sell all by himself.

ESPN's leading boxing expert, Dan Rafael, has word on the early pay-per-view (PPV) buy estimate for his recent fight with Andre Berto, which took place this past weekend (Sat., Sept. 12, 2015) inside MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.

And, by "Money" standards, they ain't much.

That's somewhat of a significant step down from 4.4 million earlier this year when he danced around Manny Pacquiao and around 300,000 less than his squash match with Robert Guerrero in May 2013.

In the main event itself, Mayweather defeated Berto by unanimous decision in an uninteresting affair (to watch full fight video highlights click here).

The PPV suffered from the one-two punch of being overpriced (as high as $75 for certain providers) and having an incredibly poorly-matched main event. Without the tantalizing possibility of Mayweather getting knocked out in his "final" fight, the interest just wasn't there.

Boxing's next big PPV is a clash between knockout artists Gennady Golovkin and David Lemieux on Oct. 17, 2015, which is co-helmed by perhaps the pound-for-pound best fighter in the world, Roman "Chocolatito" Gonzalez, against consistently-exciting Brian Viloria.

It's a terrifically intriguing and well-matched card, so it will be interesting to see how its buys compare to this one.

One thing's for sure: It'll be a hell of a lot more fun than last weekend.

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