Khan-McCloskey does well on Primetime PPV
By Sean McDaniel: The Amir Khan vs. Paul McCloskey fight last reportedly did well on Primetime PPV last weekend. Primetime isn’t saying how buys they got but they did say this as reported by livefight.com:
‘We are delighted with the figures which was a record breaking night for Primetime. We would like to thank Khan Promotions, Golden Boy Promotions and all the fans who supported us.”
Since they’re not out the figures, it’s anyone’s guess how many PPV buys that Khan vs. McCloskey fight brought in. Perhaps it could be as many as 15,000 or more. You would think that it would be really good numbers for Primetime to start crowing about the success of the show.
If it was indeed a record breaking night, then it would have to be more than the 50,000 that Carl Froch vs. Mikkel Kessler did. The Khan vs. McCloskey fight sold for £15, and there wasn’t much interest in the fight because Khan had selected an opponent with little power, little speed and not much of a fan base.
It was a safe fight for Khan, but also one where it may have cost him by Sky deciding it wasn’t a PPV worthy event and moving it to Sky 3. It didn’t remain there long, though, because Khan thought it was a PPV worthy fight and quickly moved it to Primetime. The fight itself wasn’t eye-pleasing and the outcome, which saw the fight hastily stopped by the ringside doctor in the 6th due to a small cut over the left eye of McCloskey, didn’t please the fans who had paid to see the fight at the M.E.N. Arena, in Manchester, England.
Khan was loudly booed by the crowd when he raised his hand in victory when the fight results were announced, and seemed to be on edge when being interviewed after the fight.