Wednesday, December 10, 2008
Manny Pacquiao's blistering TKO victory over Oscar De La Hoya took in at least 1.25 million PPV buys (total expected to rise with final tally). This makes it the third highest non-heavyweight fight and ninth highest overall. It's a staggering total which illuminates the potential of boxing when big fights come together. For a boxing match between a non-viable aging vet and a guy who barely even speaks English to rake in this much cash, it shows us that MMA remains a distant 2nd in terms of PPV revenue.