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Old 12-11-2008, 02:08 AM
 
Location: South FL
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NEW YORK -- HBO Sports reported today that 1.25 million pay-per-view buys were generated from last Saturday’s welterweight fight between Oscar de la Hoya, the sport’s top all-time attraction, and Manny Pacquiao, the sport’s pound-for-pound king, at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. The fight was presented by Golden Boy Promotions and Top Rank, Inc.

De La Hoya vs. Pacquiao: 1.25 Million Pay-Per-View Buys - Boxing News WOW .
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Old 12-11-2008, 06:44 AM
 
Location: Galewood
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Cha-ching...you think Mayweather vs. Pacquiao would attract more?
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Old 12-11-2008, 03:38 PM
 
Location: SoCal - Sherman Oaks & Woodland Hills
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Cha-ching...you think Mayweather vs. Pacquiao would attract more?
It would do 1.5MM to 1.75MM at least. I just hope old Money delicate Fists would come back to fight Pacquiao.
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Old 12-11-2008, 09:44 PM
 
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by the next couple of years PPV buys will decrease due to millions of job lay-offs.
such a shame.
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Old 12-13-2008, 06:04 AM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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Just goes to show that Boxing remains alive. The public will always tune in to a great boxing match. I'm the type of hardcore fan who would rather watch two up-and-comers than a major MMA fight.
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Old 12-13-2008, 08:22 AM
 
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Just goes to show that Boxing remains alive. The public will always tune in to a great boxing match. I'm the type of hardcore fan who would rather watch two up-and-comers than a major MMA fight.
Im the same way. Im a career martial artist and have been in it my entire adult life and am a much more rabid fan of boxing than MMA. The last MMA PPV I ordered was the Royce Gracie vs. Matt Hughes fight. The first few UFC events were great, but once they changed the format is lost a lot of its luster and true skilled martial artists. Now its just full of tough guys with POOR martial arts training and no idea of Budo.
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Old 12-13-2008, 11:39 PM
 
Location: Blackwater Park
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Just goes to show that Boxing remains alive. The public will always tune in to a great boxing match. I'm the type of hardcore fan who would rather watch two up-and-comers than a major MMA fight.
7 of the 10 highest grossing PPV events in North America this year were UFC events. I'm just sayin'...
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Old 12-14-2008, 02:24 PM
 
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Im the same way. Im a career martial artist and have been in it my entire adult life and am a much more rabid fan of boxing than MMA. The last MMA PPV I ordered was the Royce Gracie vs. Matt Hughes fight. The first few UFC events were great, but once they changed the format is lost a lot of its luster and true skilled martial artists. Now its just full of tough guys with POOR martial arts training and no idea of Budo.
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Old 12-14-2008, 02:55 PM
 
Location: Blackwater Park
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The first few UFC events were great, but once they changed the format is lost a lot of its luster and true skilled martial artists. Now its just full of tough guys with POOR martial arts training and no idea of Budo.
I don't think so at all. I think what we find now are guys that are pretty good at multiple disciplines (GSP, BJ Penn, Anderson Silva, etc.) instead of being really good at just one (Royce Gracie, Maurice Smith, Mark Coleman, etc.).
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