Richard Hoffer

Richard Hoffer

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As anticipation builds for Floyd Mayweather's May 2 showdown with Manny Pacquiao, we take a look back at his 2007 bout against Oscar De La Hoya, a match that pitted Mayweather against the sport's other superstar of the time and—like Floyd vs. Manny—drew wide attention from beyond boxing. Mayweather-De La Hoya set a record for pay-per-view buys (2.4 million) that still stands and generated around $136 million in revenue. Seven years later, Mayweather remains undefeated, and he and Pacquiao seem poised to eclipse those numbers.