Mike Tyson was a bigger star than Floyd but Floyd ppv sold better how!?

Discussion in 'World Boxing Forum' started by Charlie Stewart, Nov 19, 2020.

  1. Pimp C

    Pimp C F 12 Stay Dangerous Full Member

    Jun 23, 2005
    Irrelevant. People still tuned in and put money in his pocket.
  2. Dubblechin

    Dubblechin Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    Jun 25, 2014
    Like you said, that's a little misleading. First, some of the "sources" for Ali-Foreman are newspaper articles where writers (before the fight) just say 50 million people could see this. That isn't an actual figure. It's a newspaper writer saying "a lot of people will see this."

    Second, closed circuit sold individual tickets. You bought them like movie theater tickets. Every person had a ticket. When I watched Mayweather-Pac, there were 20 people at one house - so that's one PPV purchase. If we all went to a theater to watch it, that's 20 tickets. Same audience, though.

    Also, with closed circuit, they would release GLOBAL figures. This country sold this many theater tickets. This country sold that many.

    With PPVs today, they basically print what a PPV sold in the U.S. Those are the figures people use.

    They don't tend to include the numbers of people who watched around the world - and tv execs in some countries may pay a fee to show it on a subscription channel or over-the-air free television, and others charge a household PPV price. Some cities, like Vegas, still have places where you can watch a fight in a theater via closed circuit. So you can't even accurately measure those numbers by combining them.

    So you're just getting PPV numbers from one country, as opposed to the number of viewers who watched all over the world way back when.

    So that list is kind of comparing apples to oranges.
    Last edited: Nov 20, 2020
  3. James Hudson

    James Hudson Member Full Member

    Jul 30, 2018
    The 1st PPV i remember in the UK was Bruno v Lewis
  4. Komaster

    Komaster He/Him Full Member

    Sep 20, 2010
    It directly refers to the question; so it's relevant.
  5. Dubblechin

    Dubblechin Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    Jun 25, 2014
    I loved that fight. Lewis-Bruno was on HBO in the United States. They only televised the main event. Did they show the whole undercard on the UK PPV?

    I just checked out who fought on the undercard on Boxrec. That is a pretty top-heavyweight PPV (LOL). That undercard was brutal.

    But the main event was a classic.
  6. Richmondpete

    Richmondpete Boxing Addict Full Member

    Oct 22, 2015
    Floyd continue to carry the aura and mystique of an unbeatable fighter. People are still trying to cope with the fact that no one was able to pull off a win against him. Villains will always sell
  7. The Real Lance

    The Real Lance Well-Known Member Full Member

    Oct 29, 2012
    Cope!?!?! Cope with what? Arrogant douche posters who for some odd reason lived vicariously through Floyd's record? :rolleyes:
  8. Salty Dog

    Salty Dog Boxing Addict Full Member

    Sep 5, 2008
    The tech was not sufficiently developed in Tyson's era. That's the reason.
  9. rodney

    rodney Boxing Junkie Full Member

    Jun 16, 2006
    I think that Floyd was much bigger than Tyson. Better at promoting and a much better entertainer. Much classier. Never disparaged his opponents. Tyson was more or less a bully with a few screws lose.