Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Arum Discusses Pacquiao-Mosley PPV Performance

By Lem Satterfield

BoxingScene.com caught up to Top Rank Promotions CEO, Bob Arum, to get his take on the 1.3 million pay per view buys for last month's unanimous decision by eight-division and WBO welterweight king Manny Pacquiao over Shane Mosley. The exact figure is unknown and Arum expects to receive the final number in two to three months, but the current figure is in excess of 1.3 million. Pacquiao returns on November 12 in a trilogy bout with Juan Manuel Marquez of Mexico.

BoxingScene.com: What are your thoughts on the numbers that Manny Pacquiao drew in defeating Shane Mosley?

Bob Arum: Well, the 1.3 is what we have for sure. How much more it is, I don't know. Because we don't have figures for some of the cable systems, such as the smaller ones.

We'll know in a couple of months, two or three months, exactly what the number is. But it's in excess of 1.3, and that we know for sure.

BoxingScene.com: Is that a number you were expecting or were hoping for, and what do you think that it speaks to?

BA: We're very pleased with that number. Obviously, this is the biggest Manny Pacquiao fight ever, including his fight with Oscar De La Hoya, so we're pleased with that. People are fascinated with Manny Pacquiao. He's the most highly exposed of any boxer and probably no one has has as many endorsements. Everybody knows him. Everybody wants to watch him because they know that he's going to give 100 percent of himself in every fight.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by LeadUppercut on 06-13-2011

[QUOTE=Rolaz;10685919]The PPV Result clearly REBUKED those who campaigned earlier to BOY COTT the fight! Boxing fans around the world prefer to watch Pacman vs Mosley fight, rather than believe the allegation hurled by the floydie camp, that Pacman is on…

Comment by LeadUppercut on 06-13-2011

[QUOTE=eklok;10685856]legitimate fight ? , ortiz cant jab , this is a gimme fight like pac was to margarito[/QUOTE] Fixed it for ya. [QUOTE=eklok;10685856]legitimate fight ? , ortiz cant jab , this is a gimme fight like pac was to margarito,…

Comment by LeadUppercut on 06-13-2011

[QUOTE=big_james10;10685810]The only official numbers we have are official Bob "I was lying yesterday. I am telling the truth today" Arum's official numbers. You think flomos are dumb as flies, but you believe all the bullsh!t that comes from Bob Arum's…

Comment by Code Red on 06-13-2011

[QUOTE=Come∂ian;10684667]Cool story, almost as cool as Floyd paying for Genaro's funeral.[/QUOTE] This :headbang:

Comment by Tamis! on 06-13-2011

[QUOTE=Gino Ros;10687304][SIZE="3"]Someone would have to be an ABSOLUTE FOOL to believe a Bob Arum number. There are about nine zillion examples of Arum inflating his numbers. This fight did no more than 1.1 million. Thus, why Arum asked Showtime not…

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (134)
Top Headlines Miguel Cotto: Juan Manuel Marquez Fight is Very Viable Bradley Pryce Announces Retirement After Defeat Robbie Davies Jr. Crushes Zoltan Szabo, Retains WBA Regional Patrick Nielsen, Dina Thorslund Win Decisions, Khattab Shocked Bellew: 'Ego Maniac' David Haye Better Hope He Ends Me in Four Beterbiev: Barrera Proved To Be a Real Fighter, He Agreed To Fight Luis Cruz Admits He Was Close To Retirement Before Easter Shot Mundine: When I Beat Danny Green - Call Me Black Houdini! Frank Warren: Liam Walsh Ready, He Can Beat Gervonta Davis! Frampton Expects Another Fan Friendly Fight Against Santa Cruz Curtis Stevens Sure Hand Injury Fully Healed for Lemieux Fight Garcia, 2-1 Underdog vs. Thurman: 'I Guess Vegas Don’t Like Me' Frank Warren on The James DeGale vs. Badou Jack Outcome Early Results Are In: BoxingScene Ratings Update Linares vs. Crolla II Card - Tomi Tatham To Face Liam Conroy Lewis Crocker To Make Pro Debut on February 18th in Belfast Horn: Pacquiao Has Been Knocked Out Before, I Have The Power! Brook Frustrated By Khan, Admits a Lack of Motivation for Spence Conlan Expects Army of Irish Fans To Hit NY For Pro Debut Card Ricardo Mayorga Was Motivated By His Family To Resume Career De La Hoya: Chavez Will Not Be Easy For Canelo, It's a Big Concern Danny Roman Stops Adam Lopez in Ninth To Win WBA Eliminator De La Hoya: Donald Trump Refused To Come To Canelo's Fight Wilder Hopes The WBC Comes Down on Alexander Povetkin Stevenson Wants to Face Smith in NY; 4/29 Negotiations Ongoing Errol Spence Stays Ready in The Gym as IBF Scenario Plays Out WBC Reacts To Behavior, Controversial Comments By Angel Garcia Sullivan Barrera Accepts Artur Beterbiev IBF Eliminator WBA President Gives Status on Heavyweights, PED Testing, More Luis Ortiz vs. Jarrell Miller Could Top First Matchroom Card in U.S. Video: Michael Conlan Discusses His Pro Debut in March Joshua Coming To America, as Hearn Begins Build To Wilder Fight Felix Diaz Dares Crawford: Fight a Real Challenge, I'll Go To Omaha! Cotto vs. Kirkland, Lemieux vs. Stevens Land on BoxNation Photos: Anthony Mundine, Tim Tszyu Putting in Work Photos: Haye, Schaefer Hold Presser To Announce Their UK Deal Erislandy Lara-Yuri Foreman Card Generates 547,000 Viewers Photos/Weights: Patrick Nielsen, Dina Thorslund Ready For Bouts David Haye, Richard Schaefer Team Up, Launch Hayemaker Ringstar Froch: Smith is Not Ready For DeGale, Should Face Dirrell First
Advertisement
Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement