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Old 11-30-2012, 07:43 AM   #1
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Arrow Department Of Consumer Affairs investigates Cotto's Showtime PPV in PR

Long story short, they received complaints from Puerto Ricans about why they had to pay for the fight while the rest of the world didn't. The Department Of Consumer Affairs filed a petition to Showtime to provide a reason as to why they were discriminating against Puerto Rico. Showtime replied today by telling them that it was Cotto's decision to charge for the fight in PR. He says that Puerto Rico will get a special extended broadcast of the event that will showcase other Miguel Cotto Promotions fighters. Showtime mentioned that in Miguel's own words, he said that the income will be used to keep bringing boxing events to PR (whatever that means).

I just translated the whole fiasco for your reading enjoyment. It has been hot news locally for the past 2 days.

My opinion as a Puerto Rican customer:

I paid for the fight as soon as it became available. It does bother me a bit that Cotto was the one responsible for this. Also, I don't mind it being a PPV but the fact that nobody else has to pay for it but us, his biggest supporters, bothers me a bit as well. Still excited though and getting an extended experience is good news for me, I love that Saturday night PPV big event format. Hypes me up even more.

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Old 11-30-2012, 07:55 AM   #2
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thats it ? Yeah it sucks but i was expecting something way worse.
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Old 11-30-2012, 08:02 AM   #3
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thats it ? Yeah it sucks but i was expecting something way worse.
Like what?
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Old 11-30-2012, 08:18 AM   #4
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Like what?
Like, I don't know, Cotto taking their money and not showing the fight at all or something.

But this is normal. Hatton's recent fight here in the UK was PPV, whilst the rest -- in the US -- it was shown for free. Happens all the time.
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Old 11-30-2012, 08:21 AM   #5
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Same shit happens in canada with Lucie
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Old 11-30-2012, 08:24 AM   #6
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I Puertorican and I only have one thing to say about this:
































































































































































































































































































































































































































WAR COTTO!!!!!
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Old 11-30-2012, 08:46 AM   #7
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that was a lot of scrolling
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Old 11-30-2012, 09:18 AM   #8
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Same shit happens in canada with Lucie
True,but the only ones who buy it are Quebecers.You can probably count the number of out of province buyers on one hand.
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Old 11-30-2012, 03:51 PM   #9
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At least we can see more fights. Would be nice to see some possible future champions. Now if there was no extended broadcast Cotto would've probably been branded traitor and sent to Mexico.

I know my people.
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Old 11-30-2012, 04:00 PM   #10
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Fighters have their own best interest in mind, not that of their countrymen.
It was Cotto's decision to make his fight PPV in Puerto Rico, because thats the only place his fight will sell.

Cotto-Trout in the US likely gets less than 10,000 buys. Not nearly enough to merit the costs of the sattelites and cable companies from putting it on.
The promotion likely loses money if they stage it PPV in the US.

In the meantime Puerto Ricans can either pay up and be happy , or not pay up and know that Miguel Cotto asks of them of their money to see him perform.

I certainly cant fault Cotto for maximizing his profit, afterall its his life and health he puts at stake everytime he climbs that ring.
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Old 11-30-2012, 04:02 PM   #11
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Fighters have their own best interest in mind, not that of their countrymen.
It was Cotto's decision to make his fight PPV in Puerto Rico, because thats the only place his fight will sell.

Cotto-Trout in the US likely gets less than 10,000 buys. Not nearly enough to merit the costs of the sattelites and cable companies from putting it on.
The promotion likely loses money if they stage it PPV in the US.

In the meantime Puerto Ricans can either pay up and be happy , or not pay up and know that Miguel Cotto asks of them of their money to see him perform.

I certainly cant fault Cotto for maximizing his profit, afterall its his life and health he puts at stake everytime he climbs that ring.
He could of just fought Pacquaio and he wouldn't have to worry about ppv, why take the hard earned money of your fellow people
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Old 11-30-2012, 04:23 PM   #12
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i would not blame cotto that much since he is a prize fighter but if boricuas are used to seeing his fights on free tv, then i understand also the issue. in the phillipines, it's a bit different. we see pac's fights in free tv. you just have to contend with long commercials and possible spoilers since the fight is obviously delayed due to advertisements between rounds. same case with other fighters.
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Old 11-30-2012, 04:38 PM   #13
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He could of just fought Pacquaio and he wouldn't have to worry about ppv, why take the hard earned money of your fellow people
My understanding is that Cotto wanted the Pacquiao fight but this time at his weight of 154 lbs. He was'n willing to sacrifice and be possibly weakened trying to make weight, as possibly could have had some effect on him last time.

I certainly cannot blame Cotto for that.

I'd say being in Cotto's position is tough. I dont think he has that much time as a champion. He's lost to the elites, and there' is'nt much time for him to make real money.
I just cant knock a fighter who risks his health everytime they climb a ring.
More so than any other sport out there, I think fighters deserve as much money as they can get.

Having said that, it would have been nice of Cotto had he let Puerto Rico watch for free.
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Old 11-30-2012, 04:44 PM   #14
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Puertoriccane was saying something about this in the "Cotto thread".
Danm! This does seem like a bad situation for Miguel.
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Old 11-30-2012, 04:45 PM   #15
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Cotto is an independent contractor. Showtime is a private company. Neither owes Puerto Rico anything. He may charge/not charge anybody he wants for his services to fight. If they do not want to pay, they do not have to receive the service. But Cotto is not their slave and he does not have to fight for them.

Everybody these days thinks they are entitled to things they are not. Puerto Rico thinks Cotto and Showtime cannot charge them for this fight because they're not charging anyone else. They think they have a right to see this fight. If I want to charge admission to a party for Person A but not for Person B that is my business. Dick move for sure but it's my party so it's my concern. It is not discrimination or criminal. It is business. Why does nobody understand this?
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