QUOTE (Dolimite @ Apr 21 2013, 06:53 PM)
Honestly I went to three different bars while on my business trip and none of them had Showtime! My hotel did not have Showtime. One of my coworkers had family in Charlotte and none of them had Showtime! For some reason people do not prescribe to Showtime. So that maybe the reason for low ratings ironically people are actually talking about this fight. I wonder what the PPV numbers will look like. Anything over 1.2 buys will be a big success. I think Guerrero and his dad talking shit is helping this fight sale. The way Guerrero is talking I actually believe that he may win (even though I know it will be a steep uphill battle).
Damn, they did you dirty bro. Even I had Showtime at the LaQuinta Inn in Vegas. They weren't the upper echelon of hotels, but it wasn't a roach motel either. Though Showtime may not have many subscribers, I just thought about it...you DON'T have to subscribe to Showtime, in order to buy their PPVs.
In that sense, Floyd came out on the good end of the deal, versus other guys who have to fight on Showtime Championship Boxing. I remember ordering the Cotto/Mayorga and Pac/Mosley cards, and I didn't have Showtime. So if Floyd and all involved parties promote the fight well, then the numbers shouldn't do all that bad.
Honestly, I dont really see this fight doing more than 800k. Hell, if Manny's numbers can tank, then so can Floyd's. I think Floyd will get scrutinized more, but hell, isn't that always the case? I mean Guerrero's a legit opponent, but GBP dropped the ball on promoting him.
It's hard to say that he impressed the world by roughing up a Berto that Ortiz had just beat the year before that, in route to a big fight.