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Pacquiao-Marquez 4 earns $70M in PPV



HOUSTON, Texas—People don’t get tired watching a good fight—even if it’s on its fourth run like last Saturday’s Manny Pacquiao-Juan Manuel Marquez clash in Las Vegas.

Initially dismissed as another boring exercise, the bout turned out to be a sizzler with Marquez sneaking in a right that knocked out Pacquiao cold one second before the end of the sixth round.

After a slow start in pay-per-view (PPV) sales, Pacquiao-Marquez 4, held at MGM Grand, finished strong and Top Rank again had a blockbuster with about 1.15 million PPV buys on HBO.

Top Rank chief Bob Arum bared the early results to Filipino sportswriters covering Nonito Donaire Jr.’s defense of his WBO super bantamweight title against Jorge Arce of Mexico Saturday night at Toyota Center here.

“We’re not done yet (with final sales report,” said Arum. “That’s ($1.15 million) a good figure.”

At $59.95 per buy, Pacquiao-Marquez 4 generated at least $70 million in revenues, matching the PPV sales of the third edition, which chalked up sales of $1.3 million but cost $5 less.

In easily topping the sales of his controversial losing fight against Timothy Bradley in June, Pacquiao thus became the only fighter in history to break one million PPV hits for five straight years.

Mike Tyson achieved the feat four years in a row.

Pacquiao-Bradley posted between 800,000 and 900,000 buys, reason why Pacquiao’s camp did not pursue a rematch.

Proving his drawing power, Pacquiao also hit home runs against Oscar De La Hoya (1.25 million) in 2008, Miguel Cotto (1.25 million) in 2009, Antonio Margarito (1.15 million) in 2010, and Shane Mosley (1.3 million) and Marquez last year.

Pacquiao also lured the fans to the venue with a fullhouse 16,328 crowd, resulting in gate revenues of $10.9 million from 15,403 tickets sold. There were 908 complimentary tickets.

Pacquiao-Marquez 3 drew 16,389 fans, just a shade lower than Pacquiao-Mosley which lured 16,412. In addition, 11,504 closed-circuit seats were sold for an additional $575,000.

In comparison, Floyd Mayweather’s comeback fight against Marquez in 2009 drew 13,116 fans for gate sales of $6.8 million.

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Tags: Boxing , Juan Manuel Marquez , Manny Pacquiao

  • http://www.facebook.com/chris.pnono Chris P Pnono

    wala ng pag asa pang bumalik sa dating galing manny.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_Q3QGG5QHBLRMZTIYWUFURY6J2E Night

    what the fcuk is the math on this article… ang gulo men

    “We’re not done yet (with final sales report,” said Arum. “That’s ($1.15 million) a good figure.”At $59.95 per buy, Pacquiao-Marquez 4 generated at least $70 million in revenues, matching the PPV sales of the third edition, which chalked up sales of $1.3 million but cost $5 less.

    • dkgboy

      He meant 1.15 PPV buys(not dollars) x $59.95 = $ 69 million. Compared to 1.3PPV buys x $ 54.95 = $71 million .Report not final on the last fight.

  • joerizal

    Ang dami na namang naloko ni Pacman. Parang jueteng na rin yan, dinudugo niya ang mga taong nanonood. Yung mga politiko ninanakaw ang pera na bayan para mag-host ng palabas sa gym.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/ERJ6VM4SQ4KI3ZMCZ7GGMN2NEY Ireneo

      How dare you to say that to Pacquiao!? Do u have any dignity or any wisdom to say? Siguro wala kasi crab mentality ka

      • joerizal

         Naloko ka rin siguro ingkong. Lahat ng laban niya inareglo lang. Yung crab sa utak mo ang dapat mong lutuin.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/GROC5ZK75DHS7VIHNFKWDJ5QB4 Alvin

    Naglalaway na naman ang BIR

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/WJFKZU4MSXCFXNSSWKAK5CQN5E adolfo

    wow record breaking talaga ang laban ni manny kaya gustong bumalik sa ring pagkatapos ng kumpletong pahinga at praktis, ok sabihin nating balik na na sa dating fitness mo ang may laban na uli maaring si marquez 0 kaya kay mayweather eh ano kung matatalo ka rin hindi lang sa pts baka KO din sus kutyang katakot takot manny ang matatangagap mo alam mo naman tayong pinoy dindakila ka kung mananalo eh kung matalo, sus alam mo na kay RETIRE manny may panahong ka pang babangon di lang sa boxing

    • daf albern dulnuan

      bat mo isipin ang matalo,eh kung manalo kya?

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