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We’re 23 days away from Manny Pacquiao
fight with Tim Bradley and to be honest, I haven’t heard that many boxing fans being excited. I think there’s more buzz about Pacquiao being against gay marriage than his upcoming fight.
It’s been almost two weeks since Floyd Mayweather’s unanimous decision over Miguel Cotto and people are still talking about that fight. On Friday HBO released the PPV numbers and in case you missed them, they are crazy: 1.5 million pay per view buys and $94 million in revenue generating $12,000,150 from 14,612 tickets sold making it the second highest grossing non-heavyweight pay-per-view event in boxing history.
And do you know who holds the number one spot? You guessed it…Mayweather. Mayweather’s record breaking 2007 showdown with Oscar De La Hoya. His fight generated all-time records for any weight class with 2.46 million buys and $137 million in pay-per-view revenue.
And by the way… do you know who holds the third spot? That’s right…. Mayweather’s 2010 victory against Shane Mosley which did 1.4 million buys and $78 million in revenue.
Do you guys think Mayweather was right to decline a 50-50 split with Manny Pacquiao?
Don’t get me wrong, Pacquiao is one of the greatest fighters of today’s eras but do you think his fight with Bradley on June 9 will be able to compete with Mayweather’s record breaking numbers?
Pacquiao vs Bradley will be another Joshua Clottey fight.
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