Where Are The Pay Per View Numbers for Pacquiao vs. Bradley 2?
By Don Ech: We are now two weeks out since the Manny Pacquiao vs Timothy Bradley 2 rematch and still there are no pay per view numbers out from anyone. Bob Arum of Top Rank Promotions said they would be releasing the numbers already and still nothing. It seems like every time Manny fights it’s like pulling teeth just to see how well he did via pay-per view, now many will say “who cares about pay – per view numbers” and the answer is “ We Do “ the real boxing fans.
Pay-Per View buys are a tool that a fighter can use to negotiate his pay and his value to a fight at the negotiation table. Pay Per view buys lets non boxing fans know who is popular and who is not which in turns causes them to spend their hard earned money to also fuel the sport from time to time.
Pay-Per View money is also another source of money on top of the guaranteed purse that each fighter receives so when you say “who cares about ppv” once again “We Do “… Now just last year every Manny Pacquiao fan would scream from the roof top that he and he alone was the PPV King or boxing’s “BIGGEST DRAW “and everyone was beneath him including Floyd Mayweather Jr.
Many Boxing sites were flooded with Articles stating that Manny Pacquiao was the biggest PPV attraction which demanded the idea among a host of other things that he deserved a 50/50 split with Floyd Mayweather Jr. However at the end of the day there is a popular saying “
It is alarming to see that not only do we not have the Pay-Per View numbers for Pacquiao vs Bradley 2 after two weeks already, but on top of that absolutely NO ONE is even talking about it or even asking about it or even writing anything about it like ESPN, Yahoo Sports, The Ring and yet when Floyd Mayweather had his lowest Pay-Per View Draw against Robert Guerrero 875,000 buys the writers everywhere had a field day writing how he was in a decline.
We do know now though that Pacquiao vs Rios did 475,000 which was his recent fight before Bradley and we do know that whatever the real Pay-Per View number is Pacquiao vs Bradley 2 is Manny Pacquiaos lowest gate sale in his last 8 fights.