The numbers have been crunched and figured out to reveal that the recent WBO welterweight title rematch pitting Manny Pacquiao against rival Timothy Bradley made respectable pay-per-view business.
According to initial reports, Top Rank’s April clash, that saw Pacquiao gain revenge for a shocking decision made against him in 2012, sold between 775,000 and 800,000 PPV buys in total.
It shows that eight-weight title holder Pacquiao is still a force at the top end of the boxing scale, especially with the fight fans, as nemesis Floyd Mayweather Jr. continues to break records on his way to banking considerably larger cheques.
Pacquiao, 35, scored a dominant victory at the MGM Grand, much like most would say he did the first time, regaining the world title he originally took from Puerto Rican legend Miguel Cotto in 2009.
Bradley cut a forlorn figure at the end of the fight and now goes back to the drawing board, with a potential rematch with Ruslan Provodnikov on the horizon. The American will have to decide whether to jump straight into a second fight with the Russian later this year or if he wants to participate in a comeback fight first.
‘Desert Storm’ won the initial contest with yet another tight judgment from ringside officials in a highly entertaining contest that deserves another helping.
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