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View Poll Results: How Many Total PPV Sales Would a Mayweather-M. Hatton Fight Do?
Less than 250K 25 42.37%
250K - 500K 18 30.51%
500K - 750K 12 20.34%
750K - 1 Million 3 5.08%
> 1 Million 1 1.69%
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Old 12-29-2009, 08:44 AM   #1
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Ok, let's assume that Mayweather-Pacquiao does not get made and PBC ends up fighting Ricky Hatton's brother, Matthew Hatton.

Now, the fight may be able to generate decent pay-per-view sales and gate because of the following factors:

* It's in Britain, where Mayweather is something of a novelty and the Hattons are beloved (especially if the fight were held in Machester, which I'm assuming it would be)

* You have the whole "Vitali Klitschko vs Corrie Sanders" angle. That is, one brother trying to avenge the loss of the other brother to a certain fighter

* Team Mayweather would likely work to stir the nationalistic pride pot. I could see this fight being held on a British holiday, much as the JMM fight was held during Mexican Independence Weekend. Thoughts of Hopkins throwing down the Puerto Rican flag leading up to the Trinidad fight come to mind

* Ricky Hatton would certainly get involved in the promotion, and stir up angry Brit feelings about his own loss to Mayweather, fueling ticket sales and PPV buys

One thing about Team Mayweather is they have a knack for taking woeful mismatches and pitching them to the public as credible bouts or, at least, interesting entertainment. I think Floyd probably took some notes from his short stint with the WWE on how to sell a match to the PPV crowd and public.

Younger Hatton, certainly, would be almost no threat to Mayweather inside the ring. But that doesn't mean the fight can't be sold to the public, particularly in Britain.

So, with this in mind, what is your feeling on what the total (US and Britain) PPV buyrate would be if Mayweather-M. Hatton end up fighting one another next? Vote in the poll and post your thoughts to the world below.
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I know I'd buy it.
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I know I'd buy it.
I think it could end up doing better than some might think.
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Old 12-29-2009, 08:48 AM   #4
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Probably better than some think, but there's no way it does over 650.
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Probably better than some think, but there's no way it does over 650.
Could well be. I wavered on whether to vote 500-700K or 750K-1MM.
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Old 12-29-2009, 08:50 AM   #6
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I usually buy almost all ppv fights, i'm a boxing fan.....Any mayweather or pacquiao fight will sale....both guys are superstars.....and have promotional machines behind them.....and HBO a major american television network....

Their fights will sale no matter who the opponent is...
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maybe 500,000 in us and over 1 million in uk
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maybe 500,000 in us and over 1 million in uk
So 1.5 million total? That would be huge.
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maybe 500,000 in us and over 1 million in uk
It would never do a million over here. It's 4am in the morning and it's Matt Hatton, who everybody knows is a joke and hasn't beaten anybody, and is piggy-backing off his brother's marketability. Ricky v Mayweather did 1.3m which is pretty good considering the time and all, but Matt v May wouldn't even do half that.
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If Creed-Balboa could do good numbers, why not this?
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If Creed-Balboa could do good numbers, why not this?


I heard Creed-Balboa did a monster gate!
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It would never do a million over here. It's 4am in the morning and it's Matt Hatton, who everybody knows is a joke and hasn't beaten anybody, and is piggy-backing off his brother's marketability. Ricky v Mayweather did 1.3m which is pretty good considering the time and all, but Matt v May wouldn't even do half that.
but sky will purposfully mispell matthew with ricky and the fight will sell
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If Creed-Balboa could do good numbers, why not this?
Your avatar seems to support Floyd Sr's theory.
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Old 12-29-2009, 08:59 AM   #14
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That fight is worth less than Pavlik vs Espino...at least Pavlik had health issues he was working through...what is Floyd's excuse?
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Old 12-29-2009, 09:00 AM   #15
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maybe 500,000 in us and over 1 million in uk
Not in a million years, M. hatton stinks and the uk public knows that. would be lucky to do 300,000.
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