QUOTE (Waybetter @ Nov 20 2009, 02:47 PM)
Love both Fighters...
but these men are both stubborn
And it will be hard to make this fight..
But this is one reason Why i Think Floyd Deserve more
Pac vs Marquez= 400,000 ppv buys / May vs De La hoya= 2.4m ppv buys
Pac Vs Diaz= 350,000 ppv buys / May vs Hatton= 950,000 ppv buys
Pac vs De la hoya=1.25m buys / may vs Marquez=1m ppv buys
Pac vs Hatton= 850,000 buys
Pac vs Cotto=1.25 buys
Grand total for pacman= 4,100,000 ppv buys Grand total for MOney= 4,350,000 ppv buys
Floyd Last 3 fights did better that Paquios last 5 fights
The proof is in the pudding
I'm not so sure I agree with this.
For me Manny now has all the momentum as a box office star coming into this (potential) fight.
The numbers are actually closer than what I thought, Mayweather having the benefit of that colossal 2.4m buys with De la Fishnets. You have to remember nobody had seen anything like a 24/7 before as a way to promote a fight and I truly believe that had a lot to do with the mega numbers for that particular fight.
Seriously if Tyson/Holyfield or Tyson/Lewis had had the benefit of a 24/7 do you think ANY of these numbers would be close to their PPV stats? I highly doubt it.
For me Manny is now the true global superstar. My freaking mum loves watching the little Filipino buzzsaw knocking people out. My girlfriend is the same, she's no great boxing fan but she can't get enough of that little guy!! The other night she was round at some chicks party and she tried to get them to watch Hatton/Pac on YouTube!! LOL
My point being that's the kind of crossover appeal that Manny has. Do you think making them watch PBF fights would have the same effect? Manny makes the casual fan want to watch the big fights. We all know that us nut jobs on these boards will pretty much watch anything that is out there but Manny's ability to make the usually uninterested fan tune in is what makes him a phenom.
I mean how the hell did a little dude from the Phillipines who speaks such crappy English even come close to being on the same level of star power as a guy like Floyd in the States?
Manny's figures are getting stronger, especially if we take into account that his figures for the Cotto fight are the same as for the Goldie fight.
All that being said I would agree that 50/50 would be a pretty fair split at this stage. However if PBF doesn't make this fight happen sooner rather than later I really see Manny overtaking him in popularity in the States and if Manny's numbers do start to ovetake his then he really will find it tough to get even money out of the split.
Pac's camp also need to come to the table on this. If they want the fight they should at least agree to 50/50.
50/50 can get this done, I highly doubt at this stage the fight will get done if one guy demands a bigger share of the cake.
PBF wins I'd say but Pac has some moments (see PBF/Judah) in a tougher fight for Floyd than expected.