Mayweather-Berto PPV buys pale in comparison to PacMay bout | Inquirer Sports

Mayweather-Berto PPV buys pale in comparison to PacMay bout

By: - Reporter / @BLozadaINQ
/ 06:05 PM September 18, 2015

Floyd Mayweather Jr. throws a right at Andre Berto during their WBC/WBA welterweight title fight at MGM Grand Garden Arena on September 12, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada.   Ezra Shaw/Getty Images/AFP

Floyd Mayweather Jr. throws a right at Andre Berto during their WBC/WBA welterweight title fight at MGM Grand Garden Arena on September 12, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Ezra Shaw/Getty Images/AFP

Floyd Mayweather Jr.’s final fight turned out to be one of the least lucrative fights of his illustrious career.

For his swan song last September 12, a fight where Money chose to fight Andre Berto, Pay-per-view buys are figured between 550 thousand to 600 thousand as per BoxingScene.com.

FEATURED STORIES

That is still considered a healthy sale for a match where he dominated from the opening bell, but it was Mayweather’s lowest since November of 2006 when he fought Carlos Baldomir.

The numbers, though, pale in comparison to his megafight against Manny Pacquiao last May 2 which reached 4.4 million buys, on top of all other earnings.

Showtime Sports general manager Stephen Espinoza admitted in an interview with Yahoo Sports! Kevin Iole that such numbers were expected after the megabout against the Filipino boxing champion.

“To a large extent, anything we did coming off of that massive May 2 event was going to feel like a bit of a letdown,” Espinoza said.. “We didn’t have available a really compelling list of available opponents. There’s been a lot of speculation about a lot of things, but when you got down to it, there wasn’t really a long list of available guys and none of them were slam dunk established stories or really compelling storylines.”

Your subscription could not be saved. Please try again.
Your subscription has been successful.

Subscribe to our daily newsletter

By providing an email address. I agree to the Terms of Use and acknowledge that I have read the Privacy Policy.

TAGS: Andre Berto, Boxing, Carlos Baldomir, Floyd Mayweather Jr., Manny Pacquiao, Pay Per View, Showtime, Sports

© Copyright 1997-2024 INQUIRER.net | All Rights Reserved

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By continuing, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more, please click this link.