Bob Arum Thinks Fury-Wilder 2 Will Match Pac-May In PPV Buys...

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  1. Paranoid Android

    Paranoid Android Manny Pacquiao — The Thurmanator booted Full Member

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  3. Saintpat

    Saintpat Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    With the power of ESPN and FOX or Showtime behind it, the media exposure will be the biggest for any heavyweight fight in America since Lewis-Tyson.

    How well it will do is hard to say, but don’t underestimate their ability to promote it as a huge event and grab the casual public’s interest.
     
  4. minemax

    minemax Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Well, Bob expected the Crawford vs. Khan PPV to hit 700~800k buys. :smile:
     
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  5. gdm

    gdm Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Zero chance it will do one third of what may /pac did.
     
  6. Puroresu_Fan

    Puroresu_Fan Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Absolute no chance. Paquiao v Mayweather was a fight the populace were waiting years to see happen. The hype was unprecedented.

    Not forgetting that Mayweather and Pacquiao were PPV stars in their own right.
     
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  7. Trafford

    Trafford Active Member Full Member

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    Not a chance. Will struggle to hit a million.

    They need to throw fury in with someone with a pulse in September to build some hype.
     
  8. Robney

    Robney ᴻᴼ ᴸᴼᴻᴳᴲᴿ ᴲ۷ᴵᴸ Full Member

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    not in 4 million years.
    did he run the numbers with Wilder by any chance?
     
  9. Unforgiven

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    Pacquiao and Mayweather had been established global stars for many many years.
    They had been meant to fight each other for the previous 6 years.
    They had both been in huge fights already, and had been in mega fights.

    I agree with Bob Arum when he says heavyweight fights should be the biggest draws, potentially heavyweights should be the ones to attract the widest interest.
    But none of the heavyweights currently have been established long enough or firmly enough as stars.

    Maybe if Fury and Wilder fight a 3 or 4 fights series, the ultimate showdown will get in that ballpark, especially in all the belts end up being at stake. But for a rematch next year, no chance.

    I think Andy Ruiz Jr. has as good or better chance of being in that category if he gets past Joshua again. His fatness could end up being a marketable factor globally, he has that phenomenal freak factor if he continues to smash ripped muscular dudes up ..... and Mexican-Americans and hispanics will get behind the guy even more so if he becomes a longer reigning champion.

    Joshua is hugely popular in UK and may yet crack the global market in the same way. Cannot be written of yet.

    So, a heavyweight mega fight on the May-Pac scale is a distinct possibility in coming years but it's got a lot more work to do.
     
  10. Ted Stickles

    Ted Stickles Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Anything is possible with a huge network like ESPN involved so it’s not out of the realm.
     
  11. BCS8

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    Never.

    Pac and May could roll out of bed this morning and announce a rematch and they'd instantly double whatever Fury Wilder will do.
     
  12. White Trunks Black Trim

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  13. vast

    vast Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    It will definitely be a better fight than that trash
     
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  14. Paranoid Android

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    You sound angry.
     
  15. Badbot

    Badbot Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Bob saying outlandish **** just to grab attention. He does this on a monthly basis.

    But I am surprised that Arum still wants to go the PPV route.