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The world welterweight championship between Felix Trinidad and Oscar De La Hoya on Saturday night generated $64 million in pay-per-view revenue, a record for a non-heavyweight fight.

TVKO, the pay-per-view arm of HBO Sports, said that 1.25 million customers paid $49.95 each for the fight, which was billed as the biggest welterweight bout since Sugar Ray Leonard met Thomas Hearns in 1981.

The 1.25 million buys and $64 million in revenue is a record for a non-heavyweight fight, eclipsing the previous mark of 800,000 buys and $34 million in revenue generated by De La Hoya's bout against Pernell Whitaker in April 1997. It's also the third-highest grossing pay-per-view boxing event in history, trailing only the two heavyweight fights between Mike Tyson and Evander Holyfield.

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