Even though the numbers paled in comparison to the 400,000 hits generated worldwide by Filipino boxer Manny Pacquiao’s 12-round showdown with Juan Manuel Marquez on March 2008, the statistics are still very impressive! Lest I forget, the sales reached over $20 million!
Each hit is worth $49.95 and with close to 250,000 hits sales would reach around $12.5 million. After HBO and Top Rank get their share, the boxers will get theirs depending on what’s stated in the contract.
And it goes without saying that Manny Pacquiao, the main draw, will get the lion’s share!
Top Rank Promotions President Bob Arum is still hoping to find a
Bob Arum was informed that the MGM Mirage group cannot accommodate the fight because of two big promotions around the date Arum wants, i.e., the November 22 fight between Ricky Hatton and Paul Malignaggi and the December 6 farewell fight of Oscar dela Hoya. Both fights are set at the MGM Grand, and officials believe that it is not a wise decision to bring in another promotion involving Pacquiao around those dates.