Monday, February 22, 2010

No Pacquiao vs Clottey HBO 24/7 could hurt Pay-Per-View numbers

Pacquiao vs ClotteyThe Pacquiao vs Clottey Fight – pay-per-view match is vast approaching, and the noise for this clash is about non-existent.

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Manny Pacquiao vs Floyd Mayweather Jr. discussions got important media exposure and were a top search on Yahoo for quite for a moment before the clash formally died above random Olympic steroid testing.

  Thus, Bob Arum put jointly a last minute back up preparation after the Manny Pacquiao vs Floyd Mayweather Jr. clash cut down through. “The Event” on March 13, 2010 on HBO PPV against fellow Top Rank promotions stable mate, Joshua Clottey, was Bob Arum’s counter.

Several said this clash is not creditable of Pay-Per-View and should be on normal HBO World Championship Boxing instead, I agree with this impression.

This feels like when Manny Pacman Pacquiao fought David Diaz for the WBC lightweight title on HBO Pay-Per-View, fans hunted to witness Manny Pacquiao fight Nate Campbell and felt David Diaz was a paper champion as well as a worthless fight for Manny Pacquiao.

The Pay-Per-View numbers spoke volumes; the clash with David Diaz did something in the 200,000 buy range, numbers that were way below Bob Arum’s expectations of doing more than 400,000 buys.
The Manny Pacquiao vs Joshua Clottey clash doesn’t seem to be pressed all that much from marketing stand point. Having no HBO boxing Pacquiao vs Clottey 24/7 will hurt the number of buys, I believe.

What makes matters not as good as is having the clash in the huge 100,000 seat Dallas Cowboys Stadium in Texas, Bob Arum and Jerry Jones will adjust the seating for the event to accommodate smaller viewers of 40,000 fans.

Only a few weeks away, the fight still hasn’t sold out yet, and plenty of tickets are available at reasonable prices, the cheapest ticket being $50 and the most expensive at $700.

HBO 24/7 is the greatest advertising instrument for boxing match.  The succession has helped Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Jr. turn into household name by growing the screening audience’s interest through weekly events build ups primary up to the clash.

As a substitute of 24/7, Manny Pacquiao vs Joshua Clottey will have a 30-minute countdown show to appear on March 6, 2010 one week earlier than the real clash, and replay will show more than a few times after, but is this a sufficient amount exposure to help construct up the clash and promise good quality Pay-Per-View number?

Perhaps the make up for this clash will get stronger as the clash nears, but if the noise is not there, the clash could do badly at the box office and hurts Manny Pacquiao’s chances at a 50-50 takings split with Floyd Mayweather Jr., should Manny Pacquiao get by Joshua Clottey.

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