Crawford vs Porter, doesn't exceed 150k PPV buys

Discussion in 'World Boxing Forum' started by drenlou, Nov 24, 2021.

  1. drenlou

    drenlou Most people DKSAB! I got your Gordo @JOKER Full Member

    Jan 22, 2015
    Arum is an idiot point blank. Exclusively limiting this fight to ESPN+ was a huge mistake. He was saying the other day in an interview that he "envisions that the fight do at least 500k, and could possibly reach as high as 1.5 million buys", for this fight. At no point is Crawford that marketable for me to believe hes capable of hitting 1.5 mill ppvs without Errol Spence standing across the ring from him. Maybe not even 1 mill tbh.

    Arum taking away the traditional way of buying PPVS through cable and satillite providers really hurt Crawford and Porters maximum earnings through PPV revenue for the fight and with those platforms on board, i think 500k ppv buys were possible. Not to mention if you dont even have ESPN+ you would have to purchase the app for at least a month boosting the ppv price to $76.99 instead of $69.99. Good thing that Crawford is finally leaving that crook Arum as he has done nothing but hold him back from his true potential, and failed to get him the Spence fight. Arum says a "fight with Taylor is bigger than a fight with Spence"...??? Yeah okay old man!
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  2. 941Jeremy

    941Jeremy Active Member Full Member

    Sep 5, 2012
    My God that is horrible. Ring magazine reported that it did 135k buys.
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  3. bandeedo

    bandeedo Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    Feb 19, 2007
    the dudes like 150. may not be on his game anymore.
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  4. BoxingDialogue

    BoxingDialogue Well-Known Member Full Member

    Apr 26, 2019
    PPV sucks, DAZN is king! I ain’t paying no damn 80$ for a fight no one asked for. Put Spence vs Crawford that I’ll buy
  5. JOKER

    JOKER I rock the llama's ass. Full Member

    Dec 18, 2019
    Spence-Porter supposedly did 300-350K, so not much better.
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  6. Pepsi Dioxide

    Pepsi Dioxide Active Member Full Member

    Oct 22, 2020
    He was literally saying (when he and Crawford were going back and forth at each other relatively recently) that Crawford wasn't a draw and he couldn't make money with him. Either he had a lot of faith in Shawn Porter selling the fight or...(surprise,surprise) Arum is lying
  7. 941Jeremy

    941Jeremy Active Member Full Member

    Sep 5, 2012
    Yeah only exceeded it by at least double
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  8. JOKER

    JOKER I rock the llama's ass. Full Member

    Dec 18, 2019
    But Spence is the face of PBC and is far more in the public eye. Crawford isn't the face of TR as hard as Arum tried to build him up to be.
  9. DaRealJT

    DaRealJT President Pacquiao KO1 Biden Full Member

    Sep 26, 2021
    Arum knew this was Crawford’s last fight under Top Rank. Also he’s in his 90s and already made enough money for several lifetimes. He couldn’t care less about how many PPV buys this did, if anything, Bob is probably happy this fight totally flopped, as a final “**** you” to Bud on his way out the door.
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  10. Toney F*** U

    Toney F*** U Boxing junkie Full Member

    Oct 16, 2019
    I thought it was way too pricey, had to stream that one
  11. vast

    vast Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    Nov 27, 2010
    Wow. That is indeed pitiful. I woulda thought closer to 500k but I guess Crawford just isn't a draw. No surprise as he has not been in many big fights prior to Porter.
  12. AwardedSteak863

    AwardedSteak863 Boxing Addict Full Member

    Aug 16, 2018
    Yeah I'm not a fan of the ESPN+ pay per views. I definitely miss the good old days of HBO. With that said, I do like the DAZN business model although it looks like they will be having pay per views now.
  13. Sheikh

    Sheikh Well-Known Member Full Member

    Jun 4, 2007
    These numbers are AWFUL and shows boxing is dying. It has nothing to do with ESPN + when Crawford fought Amir Khan it only did 125K buys and when he fought Postol it did 50K buys.

    Boxing's appeal is not that high anymore. There are so many straming apps and channels now and most of these boxers are not household names except a few like Mayweather and Pac who are retired.

    Even Canelo is not a household name outside of the hispanic market. Whites and Blacks do not know who Canelo is.
  14. BoxingIQ

    BoxingIQ Member Full Member

    Nov 6, 2017
    Bull ****!!! Canelo is on the level of Floyd, Roy Jones, Manny, Tyson...etc when it comes to popularity.
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  15. RJJFan

    RJJFan Boxing Junkie Full Member

    Sep 5, 2010
    That's alright lads, Jake Paul - Tommy Fury will save boxing with 1m+ PPVs.