Monday, 12 May 2014

Pacquiao vs Bradly II Pay Per View Sales Disappointing

Manny Pacquiao rematch between the former world champion Timothy Bradley Jr. last April 12 has generated a poor number of Pay Per View viewers.

Pacquiao regained his welterweight title from the controversial loss last June 2012


The Top Rank chief executive Bob Arum, who promoted both Pacquiao and Bradly, told ESPN.com that the number who paid for view only generated between 750,000 and 800,000 buys sure is a disappointment.

"Sure, it's a disappointment" -Arum admitted

The bout which Pacquiao avenge his controversial split decision loss last June 2012 to Bradley by dominating the undefeated boxing superstar over 12 rounds. Pacquiao regained his WBO welterweight title and at the same time Bradley's first professional loss.

Arum told ESPN that the absence of a Mexican or Hispanic opponent hurt the pay-per-view.

"If you had a challenger like, for example, Juan Manuel Marquez, the fight would do over a million buys," said by the promoter.
"Tim is a great fighter, but he's not Hispanic. We tried everything to energize the black community, without that much success."

"But we all made money on the fight. We did okay," -Arum said.

Manny Pacquiao (56-5-2, 38 KOs) earned $20 Million from the fight while Timothy Bradley(31-1, 12 KOs) has only $6 million.

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