Golden Boy Promotions have moved to clarify the figure being quoted by media regarding the Gennady Golovkin v Canelo Alvarez Pay-Per-View has not been finalized yet.
Reports of 1.3m HBO PPV buys have been doing the rounds all of Thursday, although GBP say the final total has more outlets to be added into the bargain.
In a statement outling the current stance, Golden Boy said: “While everyone at Golden Boy Promotions and GGG Promotions appreciate the media’s recognition that the fight between Canelo Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin was an enormous success, the figure that is being cited by some news outlets is simply inaccurate.
“Not only are satellite operators and cable companies still in the process of compiling data, that number does not include online PPV sales through RingTV.com, Sony Play Station, and Sling TV which far exceeded any previous fight featuring Canelo or Golovkin.
“The bottom line is that we expect the final numbers to be well north of current reports, and we will make a decision on reporting those numbers when we know they are accurate.”
Golovkin v Canelo is currently standing at #16 in the all-time PPV list of boxing events but can now expect to be boosted considerably once the final numbers for the Las Vegas showdown are crunched.
A rematch is already being touted for May 5, 2018 and may well have the pulling power to go beyond the first time if negotiations go smoothly.