Mayweather-Maidana 2 rumored to have done 925,000 buys
By Raj Parmar: Early projections are starting to come in regarding the financial performance of the rematch between Floyd Mayweather Jr and Marcos Maidana that took place over this past weekend. As per Kevin Iole of sports.yahoo.com, the fight has generated 925,000 pay per view buys based on satellite and cable tracking trends.
If this figure is accurate, the rematch has performed better than the first fight which was said to have accumulated 900,000 buys.
Nothing official has been released by Showtime, and after the first matchup between Mayweather and Maidana the network adopted a policy stating that they will not release pay per view figures to the public. Therefore the figures will likely never be confirmed by Showtime and the only information regarding the buys will come from sources with access to the satellite and cable companies.
Although the fight will be the second fight in a row and the third of four fights where a Mayweather event has generated less than a million buys, the 925,000 figure is better than a lot of fans predicted as the Mayweather-Maidana 2 event did not have a spectacular undercard and the rematch itself was not in very high demand.
The event also represents the highest number of buys for a boxing event this year and it has significantly surpassed the pay per view buys generated from the other top pay per view stars in the sport such as Manny Pacquiao, Miguel Cotto and Saul Alvarez.
Earlier this week Top Rank promoter Bob Arum had stated that Mayweather-Maidana 2 will have done less pay per view buys than Pacquiao-Tim Bradley 2 (which did between 750,000-800,000 buys), but he is clearly wrong based on this latest information. Therefore even though his numbers may be down from previous years, Floyd Mayweather remains the top superstar of the sport and the early pay per view figures from his rematch with Maidana indicates that fans are ready and willing to put down their money to watch him fight.
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