Originally Posted by Miguel
Point is if you remember the 3rd fight, it was the most boring of the 3 fights. The sale of IV has everything to do with III - it's not related to what happened in IV. People don't have crystal balls.
The IV got 1.15, I'm pretty sure III got 1.3m? Why? Because the first 2 were such great fights. IV got less because it was a year later after a chess-like 12 rounds which was boring by their standards - so IV PPVs reflected that
So based on the explosiveness of IV, do you not see why V will be bigger than both III and IV? Trust me, Arum sees it and he knows a damn sight more than we do about this stuff
As for Marquez' popularity come on! After KOing Pacquiao, the man who never went down once against the 3 greatest Mexicans of the modern era, you're telling me he doesn't even have more support now?
This is all common sense - the fifth fight is much more intriguing than the fourth was from a pure viewer's perspective
The only thing Arum sees is that Marquez is the only fight which will make any
money given his dwindling stock of talent around welter. That fact alone though doesn't mean it will be any bigger than the preceding contests. Likewise, I would suggest people being sick of the same guys fighting yet again has as much if not more to do with the comparatively poor sales of the fourth fight as the "boringness" of the third one.