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The PPV Numbers Game – Can Bradley vs Pacquaio II beat Floyd vs Maidana/Khan?

Amir Khan Floyd Mayweather Jr Manny Pacquiao Timothy BradleyBy Rocky Esposito: First, I would like to point out that I am a huge Boxing fan. Individually, I like and respect everyone of these fighters. With that being established, I honestly would not be surprised if “Bradley vs Pacquaio II” ends up with more PPV sales then ”Mayweather vs Maidana/Khan”. Many Mayweather fans would immediately disagree with me, but let me explain why.

Mayweather is Boxing’s Pound 4 Pound Champion and PPV King, you will find no argument from me. Regardless of what his detractors may say, Mayweather’s resume is impressive and undeniable. His PPV numbers don’t lie either. With all of this in mind, I still believe his upcoming fight in May is not locked in and guaranteed to surpass Bradley vs Pacquaio II. First, the indecisiveness of choosing an opponent. Not having a clear cut opponent chosen, especially at this stage of the game hurts the marketing and promotion aspects of the fight. Granted, real Boxing fans will order the fight, but to do great PPV wise, the casual fan must be intrigued by the fight as well. Down the road, Mayweather has great options like Thurman and Porter. Lol, maybe even Pacquaio or Bradley if the cold war ends. But, this May is going to be tough.

Finally, to ”Bradley vs Pacquaio II”. Originally not having the ”Immediate Rematch” take place just might have been a wise move after all. Then again, no one could have predicted the paths that both men traveled to finally make the rematch a reality either. All of the controversy from the judging of the first fight is already built into the rematch. Also, all of the fans who missed the first fight will make sure not to miss it this time. Also, Bradley’s popularity and respect in and outside of the Boxing world has grown leaps and bounds. And, don’t forget that Bradley has improved as a fighter significantly since their first meeting. From Pacquaio’s point of view, he cannot afford to lose this fight. Brandon Rios was his comeback fight. This is all or nothing for Manny. His fans and the Boxing world knows this. All this legitimate intrigue can make this fight a great success PPV wise. We will see.

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