Canelo vs Munguia Reportedly Does 500-550k PPV Buys

Discussion in 'World Boxing Forum' started by drenlou, May 14, 2024 at 1:05 PM.

  1. drenlou

    drenlou Tres Delinquentes Full Member

    Jan 22, 2015
    I thought it would have done more honestly, but this shows that the fans aren't going to pay high dollar for his fights unless it's against Benevidez. I'm actually surprised the Charlo fight did more buys.

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  2. steviebruno

    steviebruno ESB NYC Delegate Full Member

    Dec 1, 2012
    That's shockingly low, if accurate.
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  3. The Professor

    The Professor Socialist Ring Leader Staff Member

    Sep 29, 2008
    Price was way too high, not shocked. When late middle age geezers with extra cash like me won't spring for it, you aren't likely to get a high buy rate.

    The Fury-Usyk fight is 20 bucks cheaper. Alvarez overpriced himself here
  4. Dorrian_Grey

    Dorrian_Grey It came to me in a dream Full Member

    Apr 20, 2024
    I don't trust a word Rick Glaser says, so I'd take this number with a metric ton of salt.
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  5. HistoryZero26

    HistoryZero26 Member Full Member

    Jan 6, 2024
    For a matchup like that its a good total in the year 2024. If you are expecting Canelo v generic opponent to do 7 figures you are living in the past. Canelo v Bivol did around the same. His lowest numbers were 300k when more people had cable.
  6. UniversalPart

    UniversalPart Boxing Junkie Full Member

    Jul 1, 2010
    Every Canelo fight seems to be a loss leader for whoever is promoting him

    No wonder they don't put up much of a fight to resign him whenever their 2/3/4 fight deal contract expires.

    I thought Al Haymon was smart. Guess not.
  7. northpaw

    northpaw Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    Jun 5, 2010
    500,000 isn't bad in this era of extreme PPV oversaturation.

    Bad is 110,000...................or 75,000. That's bad.

    End of the day though, boxing is at a tipping point. They need to understand the PPV model simply isn't going to work very well going forward, they need to brainstorm something else.......................
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  8. Braindamage

    Braindamage Baby Face Beast Full Member

    Oct 1, 2011
    Price point. I would pay $35-$45 consistently for PPV fights like Canelo/Mungia, Tank/Garcia. And up $75 For more meaningful fights like Bivol/Beterbiev or Crawford/Spence. But there is noway in hell I'm paying $90 to watch a fight that the outcome is pretty much known. I'll pass everytime. Canelo/Benivedas is worth the higher price point.
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  9. HistoryZero26

    HistoryZero26 Member Full Member

    Jan 6, 2024
    Cable has very likely entered its final decade. Live sports is keeping the thing afloat and live sports is eyeing up streaming.

    What the UFC in MMA has done is outsource PPV to streaming. Where people need to have Disney+ just to be able to buy PPVs. Because eventually the cable company won't be around to be your middleman and I think at this point that is clear. Given boxings structure this really isn't an option and if it is I don't know how that would work logistically. I can't see every boxing promoter striking a deal with a seperate streamer going over well. I think your average person who buys a streaming service is only buying 1 or 2.

    And your average younger person is sailing the seven seas.
  10. Hanz Cholo

    Hanz Cholo Boxing Junkie Full Member

    Jul 11, 2012
    Clearly it did better then Ryan vs Hanie.
  11. ellerbe

    ellerbe It’s a Tank world Full Member

    Jul 25, 2014
    That’s not bad. Wasn’t Pac doing like 300k against Rios?
  12. lobk

    lobk Original ESB Member Full Member

    Jul 19, 2004
    It is bad PPV numbers when you factor in the purse amount. If it wasn’t for the reported 35 million guaranteed just to Canelo then this would have been great numbers
  13. kirk

    kirk l l l Staff Member

    Jul 26, 2004
    I actually don't know why anyone would be surprised by these numbers.

    - Canelos stock is somewhat stagnat lately

    - These numbers relatively in line with Canelos recent numbers

    - Munguia is not known outside boxing

    - Nobody wanted this fight

    - Illegal streaming has never been more prevalent.
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  14. lufcrazy

    lufcrazy requiescat in pace Full Member

    Sep 15, 2009
    Well for one, it's a fight that has zero demand.

    Two it's a fight that got in the way of a fight with all the demand.

    Three the Saudis are producing mega cards, so these kind of fights don't garner any interest at all right now.
  15. tealt

    tealt Boxing Addict Full Member

    Mar 24, 2017
    Marketing people figure this. Dropping 20 bucks probably would not increase the numbers that much.