The punch lines this column discussed over the past three posts point to a comfortable win for Manny Pacquiao over Floyd Mayweather Jr. Those are what conventional wisdom suggests....
As the big fight inches its way to D-day, a lot of angles will be covered by boxing analysts and gurus....
In terms of revenue and hype, the Floyd Mayweather Jr - Manny Pacquiao fight has already eclipsed many records even before they are weighed in....
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...
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