Tyson fight’s PPV record: 1.9 mil subs

Saturday’s controversial heavyweight title rematch between Mike Tyson and Evander Holyfield was purchased on pay-per-view in 1.9 million American homes, according to an unofficial Showtime Event TV tally — easily breaking the all-time PPV record of 1.6 million buys in November for Tyson-Holyfield I.

In the wake of the furor caused by Tyson’s disqualification for biting Holyfield during the third round of their bout in Las Vegas, Showtime is rerunning the fight three times: Monday at 9 p.m., July 13 at 8 p.m. and July 19 at 4:30 p.m. The latter two showings will include fights on the undercard as well.

Showtime is also reporting that the official Tyson-Holyfield Website on the Internet (holyfieldtyson.com) has received more than 22 million hits through Tuesday, three times the Internet traffic generated by the first fight.

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