PPV overload

Discussion in 'World Boxing Forum' started by JoeyFettuccine, Mar 14, 2023.

  1. JoeyFettuccine

    JoeyFettuccine New Member Full Member

    Dec 18, 2019
    This PPV stuff is getting out of hand. I mean, how much more are they going to try and bleed us? Hard enough for boxing fans as it is. Putting everything on PPV pushes away any chance of growing new fans.

    Benavidez/Plant - decent matchup. Good HBO main event back in the day.

    Davis/Garcia - probably justified on PPV

    Canelo/Ryder - absolutely ridiculous. Especially with DAZN increasing their yearly sub almost 150%.

    Haney/Loma - great matchup but I swear I thought I heard this was going to be an ESPN fight?

    Add in Fury/Usyk if that gets done and you have 5 PPV cards in 2 months. That’s just absurd. Pisses me off.
  2. UniversalPart

    UniversalPart Boxing Junkie Full Member

    Jul 1, 2010
    The only fights I would pay PPV for are

    Beterbiev vs Bivol

    Fury vs Usyk

    Crawford vs Spence has lost its lustre for me.
  3. vast

    vast Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    Nov 27, 2010
    I agree. The PPV stuff is way out of hand.
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  4. jaytxxl

    jaytxxl Well-Known Member Full Member

    Mar 1, 2010
    Woah wait a minute.. Haney vs Loma will be PPV too?? I thought it will be on ESPN.
  5. Sheikh

    Sheikh Well-Known Member Full Member

    Jun 4, 2007
    Also remember Deonte Wilder versus helenius was on pay-per-view. Yeah it's crazy because how are new fans going to discover the sport. The whole initial point of pay-per-view was if you were a huge star that everyone knew. Think De La Hoya Tyson Pacquiao and so on. Pay-per-view is not meant for guys that are not household names
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  6. Jacques81

    Jacques81 Well-Known Member Full Member

    Oct 13, 2016
    Skip the Plant-Benavidez...

    Gonna be a huge mismatch.

    Lomachenko -Haney
    Have to- Historic fight

    Pass. Boring mismatch.

    Always buy a Pac fight
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  7. DaRealJT

    DaRealJT 33–0–1 Full Member

    Sep 26, 2021
    The only matchups that are bonafide PPVs that I would pay for:

    Tyson Fury vs any top name
    Gervonta Davis vs any top name
    Canelo vs Benavidez or Beterbiev
    Wilder vs a top name (AJ/Usyk/Joyce etc)

    When fights like Keith Thurman vs Mario Barrios, and Luis Ortiz vs Charles Martin are PPV, that’s how you know boxing’s business model is deeply flawed.

    All these PPVs are what is contributing to boxing’s lack of growth: it’s a large barrier of entry to the casual fan.
  8. Braindamage

    Braindamage Baby Face Beast Full Member

    Oct 1, 2011
    Only Fury/ Usyk and Loma/Haney can be considered PPV. Even then I somewhat disagree. When yuo consider Holmes/Cooney, Arguello/Mancini and Pryor, SRL/Benitez were all shown on regular TV.
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  9. lufcrazy

    lufcrazy requiescat in pace Full Member

    Sep 15, 2009
    Fury v Usyk
    Haney v Loma

    Those are ppv main events imo.

    Benavidez v Plant, CEJ v Benn, Garcia v Davis, none of those should be imo
  10. drenlou

    drenlou Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    Jan 22, 2015
    Tank-Garcia will outsell Haney-Loma imo. I think its a PPV worthy fight, given the history between the 2 over the years.
  11. lufcrazy

    lufcrazy requiescat in pace Full Member

    Sep 15, 2009
    It might outsell it, but that's a business issue.

    Loma and Haney are the best two LW fighters in the world.
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  12. drenlou

    drenlou Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    Jan 22, 2015
    Sure, but its a fight that fans want to see more which is why its going to sell more.
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  13. lufcrazy

    lufcrazy requiescat in pace Full Member

    Sep 15, 2009
    I'd rather see either of them against Haney tbh, since he's the actual champion.
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  14. Dementia Pugulistica

    Dementia Pugulistica Well-Known Member Full Member

    Nov 24, 2005
    What's the over / under for PPVs breaking the 140$ mark? I'm guessing about another decade. Just read someone referring to a 75$ PPV as one of the cheap ones.
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  15. Badbot

    Badbot I Am An Actual Pro. Full Member

    Apr 17, 2011
    While I fundamentally agree, I don´t see how this is anything new. We are back to good ol HBO days 2010s, when they were rivals with SHO(the years GPB went to SHO).