BIG MONEY MANNY: Pacquiao-Broner hits 400k PPV sales, makes around $30 million
ABS-CBN Sports on Jan 24, 2019 10:06 AM
The Manny Pacquiao-Adrien Broner bout pulled in 400,000 PPV buys. (AP Photo/John Locher)
During the last few years, Manny Pacquiao's drawing power in terms of Pay-Per-View sales has come into question.
Pacquiao's last few fights have not exactly been PPV blockbusters, which may have led to a lot of people saying that the eight-division boxing champion may have had his best days behind him in terms of being a main event attraction.
In his return to Las Vegas however, Pacquiao silenced critics, not just by dominating challenger Adrien Broner to retain his WBA world title at the age of 40, but also by drawing a massive number of PPV buys.
According to Yahoo Sports' Kevin Iole, sources have confirmed that the Pacquiao-Broner did a whopping 400,000 buys.
"Multiple sources have confirmed to Yahoo Sports that the final pay-per-view number for the card will be 400,000, an unqualified success and 25 percent higher than Pacquiao’s last pay-per-view fight," Iole wrote.
The veteran boxing journalist added that the Broner bout did way better than Pacquiao's last PPV bout, which was against Jessie Vargas back in 2016.
"That was in 2016 when he defeated Jessie Vargas at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas and sold around 300,000."
The PPV buys will amount up to roughly $30 million, which means Pacquiao will be cashing in a little extra, aside from his guaranteed $10 million payday.
With the impressive numbers, Iole states that Pacquiao, the second-greatest selling PPV fighter in history, remains to be a massive draw, which would mean that a rematch with the greatest-selling PPV fighter, Floyd Mayweather Jr., would definitely bring in the big bucks.
For reference, the Pacquiao-Mayweather clash back in 2015 sold a record 4.6 million pay-per-view buys, amounting to roughly $600 million.
Should they pull the trigger on a Pacquiao-Mayweather sequel, how much would it make in 2019?