Canelo vs. Smith PPV Buyrate is Not Expected To Break 300K

By Edward Chaykovsky

According to report in the Los Angeles Times, last Saturday’s Canelo Alvarez vs. Liam Smith title fight from AT&T Stadium in Texas is not expected to break 300,000 pay-per-view buys.

Canelo (48-1-1, 34 KOs) was making his return to the junior middleweight division and captured the WBO title from previously undefeated Liam Smith, who was dropped for the third time and stopped in the ninth round.

When the fight was first announced, it surprised a lot of people in the industry because Smith was unknown to the majority of all fans in the United States and Mexico. And Smith even lacked superstar status in the UK. The hefty HBO PPV Price of $64.95 was another obstacle that prevented fans from opening their wallets.

canelo-smith-fight (26)_2

Canelo's fight with Miguel Cotto from last November gained 900,000 buys, and then his May bout with Amir Khan generated around 500,000.

Industry executives, who requesting anonymity while speaking with the paper, believe Golden Boy Promotions CEO Oscar De La Hoya, and Canelo, made a big mistake by making it appear as if Canelo was going to face Gennady Golovkin in the fall - only to name Smith in his place.

“I’d put tape over [Alvarez’s] mouth and [De La Hoya’s] mouth,” one fight executive told the paper. “The idiocy of [Alvarez] calling out Golovkin and fighting someone nobody’s heard of … they put themselves in this position. So, right now, he’s in the unenviable position of his next fight is not going to be against Golovkin either, so he’s going to pay the price for it again.”

While there are ongoing talks for a fight between Canelo (48-1-1, 34KOs) and Golovkin (36-0, 33 KOs), Golden Boy wants that contest to take place in September 2017 at the earliest.

Golovkin is likely to fight again on December 10th, possibly at Madison Square Garden against mandatory challenger Daniel Jacobs.

Golovkin's pay-per-view debut against David Lemieux from last October only generated 150,000 buys. His fight earlier this month with Kell Brook from London's O2 Arena, sold 500,000 pay-per-view buys on Sky Box Office in the UK, according to The Times.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Santa_ on 09-23-2016

PPV's are killing the sport. Enough of that crap already.

Comment by Bronx2245 on 09-23-2016

[QUOTE=HeroBando;17067990]There's no need for guesswork. Just agree on a reasonable percentage, it's standard[/QUOTE]But, but, but, GGG is not "business man!" He already turned down Ward! Don't fu*k up again! Sign the fu*king contract! I can't wait to see the real…

Comment by DoktorSleepless on 09-23-2016

#Glased [IMG][/IMG]

Comment by .:: JSFD26 ::. on 09-23-2016

[QUOTE=Hougigo;17068226]People will always have their loyal fan bases. Pac still got 300k for Rios and ALgeiri[/QUOTE] Boxing fans always complain and never do sh*t about it. Instead they just help the promoters get away with bullsh*t.

Comment by Hougigo on 09-23-2016

[QUOTE=.:: JSFD26 ::.;17067269]I can't believe 200-300k people paid $70 dollars for such a sh*t card/fight. Then they wonder why we keep getting sh*t fights or dont get the fights we want. Lol idiots.[/QUOTE] People will always have their loyal fan…

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (191)
Top Headlines Chuck Liddell Gives De La Hoya a Pass For Presser Mishaps Crolla To Critics: I Want Lomachenko, I Want To Shock The World! Fury: Joshua Did Really Well With Povetkin - I'm Totally Different A Page Turn Light Heavyweight De La Hoya Feels "Strongly" That He'll Stage More MMA Cards Kerman Lejarraga in No Rush To Secure a World Title Fight Van Heerden Talks Top Rank Deal, Targets Errol Spence Rematch Wladimir Klitschko Worried About The Future of Olympic Boxing Ugas Brings Memo Heredia on Board To Prepare For Porter Shot Promoter: Pascal Cements Hall-Of-Fame Status By Beating Bivol Gervonta Davis: I'm Hungry To Return, Mares is Going Down! Photos: Christopher Diaz, Luis Lebron Ready For PR Fights Jarrett Hurd: Charlo is Worried About Me, He's Mentally Done! Photos: Dmitry Bivol, Jean Pascal - Face To Face in Atlantic City Devin Haney-Xolisani Ndongeni Set For ShoBox Main Event 1/11 Roach Confirms That He'll Be in Pacquiao's Corner For Broner Errol Spence Backs Kell Brook To Beat Amir Khan, Explains Why Fabio Turchi Aims To Make Boxing a Mainstream Sport in Italy Kal Yafai: Chocolatito Still a Massive Name, a Huge Fight For Me News: Kye Brooks, Michael McGurk, David Brophy, More Jaron Ennis' Promoter on 'Phenomenal' Skills and Talent Broner: Glad Roach Is Back, So We Can Get This Thing Shakin' Pacquiao: I Don't Feel 40, I'll Continue as Long as I Can Still Fight Barclays Remains a Top Boxing Destination With 'Creed II' Filming Fury Claims He Was Only at "50%" When He Beat Klitschko Tyrone Nurse pondering next move after third consecutive loss Ivana Habazin vs. Eva Bajic Rematch on Hrgovic-Perea Card Photos: Manny Pacquiao, Freddie Roach Reunion in Los Angeles Broner: Pacquiao Been KO'd 3 Times - No NyQuil To Sleep Him! UK News: McFadden, McKenna, Redfearn, Ellis, Hughes, More Gervonta Davis Says He'll Fight Abner Mares February 9 In SoCal Michael Conlan Very Comfortable With The Pressures of Boxing Canelo on Mayweather Rematch: Anytime He's Ready! Rigondeaux Training With Ronnie Shields, PBC in Corner Too Luis Nery vs. Carlos Sardinez on December 1 in Saltillo Lipinets: Loss To Mikey Garcia Prepared Me For Lamont Peterson Broner: Pacquiao is a Black Fighter - F***ed Up Money & Taxes! Photos: Manny Pacquiao, Adrien Broner - Face To Face in LA Manny Pacquiao, Freddie Roach Have No Deal Yet Rob Brant Inks Co-Promotional Deal With Top Rank

Latest Active Forum Threads