QUOTE(BGv2.0 @ Aug 5 2007, 02:52 AM) [snapback]352625[/snapback]
"Distributed Somehow"??? Why is that? I've seen plenty of old fighters fight on non-televised bouts on their way up in a comeback.
I myself don't really agree with it being PPV....but IMHO...it's simply the name of Holyfield that makes the promoters deem it PPV worthy.
Let's face it.....the name still generates cash....that's the bottom line....and why they may end of making this PPV in the end.
Maybe you didn't understand my point, or I didn't articulate it properly.
HBO and Showtime BOTH told Holyfield "No, thanks". FoxSports broadcast the first comeback fight because Holyfield got paid peanuts, thereafter they could not pay him what he wanted. ESPN did not have it in the Friday Night or Wednesday night budget, and HBO and Showtime had ZERO interest in the fights and like I said, told him they were not going to pay for it.
So what is the only other way to broadcast it? Right, PPV. But it won't be an HBO or Showtime PPV, so it is some random independent PPV or IDEMAND, or whoever does it...because it is the only way to do it. Sure, ESPN or Fox or Versus would have done it, but they only allocate X dollars per show, and that number is less than what Holy would want as a guarantee.
It is the same scenario as the David Tua, Joe Mesi, Jeremy Williams PPV in two weeks. For one reason or another no one took it and distributed it, so the only way to offer it was as a PPV.