Re: Manny Pacquiao: Is there another fighter that can bring in so many new fans to bo
It helps when there aren't any dominant American HW champions. There probably won't be another Asian boxer as big as he is or at least not for a very, very long time. But Floyd's just as big if not bigger in America.
What Floyd is doing is more impressive in my opinion. That's because he can become a big star as a boxer who has a "boring" style of fighting AND a personality that most people hate. It's easy to gain fans when you knock people out and come off as a humble person. But how do you accomplish the same as an arrogant, safety-first boxer?? Even someone like Haye, who has good looks and a fan friendly style, cannot and probably will not be a PPV star even though he's talked his way into a big fight in the past.
How does Floyd do it? Although his undefeated record helps as a promotional tool, I can easily say Bradley is also undefeated yet people are not lining up to see him get beaten by his next opponent.