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Chavez-Martinez: 475K PPV Buys, $25 Million in Revenue

HBO has reported that Sergio Martinez vs. Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. generated 475,000 pay-per-view buys and close to $25 million dollars in revenue. HBO, who projected a buyrate of 250,000, saw that same number come from satellite customers alone. As more of the figures are collected, HBO expects the current buyrate number to rise.

The sold-out event, with over 19,000 people in the venue, took place at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas, and saw Martinez (50-2-2, 28 KOs) dominate Chavez (46-1-1, 32 KOs) for eleven rounds - and then the drama broke out when Chavez dropped and badly hurt Martinez in the twelfth. The Argentine star survived to secure a unanimous decision, and the WBC middleweight title, with scores of 118-109, 118-109 and 117-110.

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Comment by ddangerous on 09-22-2012

Good to see this fight turned out some good numbers. Martinez needs to get PAID his next outing. No less than 5 million against another name opponent I hope.

Comment by revs1227 on 09-22-2012

wow if it hits 600 thats bad ass

Comment by Ringlife on 09-22-2012

I think Canelo fighting on the same night hurt these PPV numbers.I think it would have been a little bit more higher then 475K.

Comment by IMDAZED on 09-22-2012

[QUOTE=2501;12540809]Boxing's popularity has definitely declined and anyone continuing to deny that is just being delusional. We have less boxers known to the general public and less PPVS being purchased from different fighters. ****, we even have less PPVS in general.…

Comment by 2501 on 09-22-2012

[QUOTE=IMDAZED;12540776]Boxing's popularity has declined? Not at all. The irony is that boxing is always in the news as having declined. Nothing has changed from 2006 to now in terms of boxing's popularity--in fact, one could argue that there's been a…

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