As the big fight inches its way to D-day, a lot of angles will be covered by boxing analysts and gurus....
Boxing fans and the sports world were sent into a whirlwind frenzy last week after Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Jr met face to face for the first time - raising hopes that the much-anticipated mega fight will go ahead....
It is a fight that has been talked about over the last 5 or 6 years. It has come close before only to vanish into thin air and as the years went by, prospects of it ever happening have waned. But things now appear to be shaping up for what could be the biggest fight – money-wise – in all the history of individual sports....
Top Rank’s Bob Arum said the Pacquiao-Bradley 2 fight garnered 750,000-800,0000 pay per view (PPV) buys. It is down from the 850,000 buys that their first fight generated. Still, it is a marked improvement from the Pacquiao-Rios fight in Macau, which made only 450,000 PPVs. The last time Manny Pacquiao hit over 1 million PPV...
Nobody really expected Timothy Bradley to get his redemption and validation. Well, at least seriously. But many were expecting Manny Pacquiao to score a knockout for two compelling reasons. One, to regain the crown robbed from him by Bradley and the judges in 2012. And, two, to prove that he's still got what it takes to knock an opponent out....
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