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Old 04-05-2010, 06:22 PM   #1
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Default How much money did Golden Boy and Square Ring lose for the Saturday night PPV?

Hopefully a lot.
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Old 04-05-2010, 06:34 PM   #2
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how many watched the fight live?
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Default Re: How much money did Golden Boy and Square Ring lose for the Saturday night PPV?

They didn't spend **** on the promotion, the site, none of it - so I doubt they lost that much. Yet still, there weren't even 7K people there (and most of the tix were give aways or two for ones) and HBO didn't pay to replay the bout so they didn't make a penny! I would definitely bet they lost a few...
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how many watched the fight live?
Reports of 7000 people attending many of them B1G1fFREE variety.
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Reports of 7000 people attending many of them B1G1fFREE variety.
Thanks. I just read from Steve Kim's account below in his column that the announced crowd was over 6,700:


Immediately after the end of the 12th round, there was a small chant of “REFUND! REFUND! REFUND!” started by a group of fans on the side of the arena that was sp****ly attended (sp**** as in, think about a New Jersey Nets game) that didn’t really last too long. Honestly, I don’t think their hearts were really into it and, besides, I think they just wanted to get the hell outta there as soon as they could.

But what popped into my mind was "These fools actually paid full price for these tickets?!" They may have been the only ones. The scuttlebutt throughout the industry was that, by the middle of last week, less than a 1,000 tickets were bought by the general public. The word on the weekend was that anyone who checked into the Mandalay Bay was being offered a pair of tickets to the fight (After what everyone witnessed on Saturday night, I think an extra mint on the pillow may have been a better deal).

The announced crowd was over 6,700 and the arena did fill in a bit by the time the main event started after the Final Four (which was a promise made by the promotion). But on the side of the arena where that chant started, you could’ve thrown hand-grenades into the stands and not had any casualties. Perhaps the only way you could’ve given away more tickets is to have attached vouchers for free iPads.

But what was really telling was that in walking around the Mandalay Bay on Friday night, it was probably the most tepid I had ever seen it since the Fernando Vargas-Shibata Flores fight, which was the first notable boxing event, post-9/11, in 2001. Honestly, it looked and felt like a Tuesday night, not the night before a supposedly big pay-per-view event. My question is this, outside of Golden Boy’s relationship with the MGM Mirage (which owns the MGM Grand and “The Bay”) was there any consideration of putting this fight in Atlantic City or somewhere on the East Coast, where both Hopkins and Jones live? Isn’t that where this promotion belonged, if anywhere?

Also, on fight night, I observed that not only were many notable writers absent, including Kevin Iole of Yahoo! Sports (who just happens to live in the city) but that this was the smallest looking press section I had ever seen for a pay-per-view in Las Vegas that didn’t have the words “Latin Fury” on it. In fact, I had notified the Golden Boy publicists just last week that I would be in town for this event (well, past the deadline set to send in your applications) and yet, I was still seated in Row B. To put that into perspective, usually I’m seated in row E or G.

But it turns out, I had a much better seat than that.
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