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- Is Canelo capable of taking the baton from Mayweather to become boxing’s next PPV star?
- Maidana throwing 100 punches per round in training for Mayweather
- Kell Brook’s trainer doesn’t want him to take an easy fight on December 6th
- Deontay Wilder not worried about Stiverne’s power
- Maidana, Santa Cruz & Angulo quotes ahead of "Mayhem: Mayweather vs. Maidana 2"
- Kiwitt Back On Home Soil
- Frankie De Alba Headlines on Saturday, October 4 at Valley Forge Casino & Resort
- Undefeated Mexican Future Stars In WBF Title Fights
- STALKER TO FACE JENKINS IN BRITISH TITLE ELIMINATOR ON MAGNIFICENT SEVEN CARD
- Heavyweight hopeful Otto Wallin returns on August 30
- Philippine Supreme Court issues temporary restraining order in Manny Pacquiao tax case
Cotto and Marquez in good position to land Pacquiao fight; Bradley possibly out in the cold
By Rob Smith: Big money makers Juan Manuel Marquez and Miguel Cotto are in a good position to land the November 10th fight against Manny Pacquiao in Las Vegas, Nevada. Cotto and Marquez are sitting pretty due to their previous big pay per view bouts with Pacquiao. One of those two guys are looking good for Pacquiao’s next fight. The fighter that is likely on the outs is Tim Bradley, who because of the low PPV results from his recent win over Pacquiao last June, will have a hard time getting a rematch with him.
If you look at the numbers for their fights with Pacquiao it’s pretty obvious that the only choice for Pacquiao is Cotto or Marquez instead of Bradley. Pacquiao’s win over Cotto in 2009 drew 1.2 million PPV buys, whereas Pacquiao’s recent loss to Bradley brought in only 700,000 buys. Pacquiao’s fight against Juan Manuel Marquez last November hauled in a huge 1.4 million buys. Those are very good numbers, almost as good as the 1.5 million buys that Floyd Mayweather Jr. got for his fight against Cotto last May.
Pacquiao’s promoter Bob Arum is concerned about wanting to make as much money as possible for Pacquiao’s next fight, and he would be taking a giant risk if he decides to put him back in with his Top Rank fighter Bradley for a rematch. 700,000 isn’t a bad number, especially when it’s an in house fight for Arum, but I’m sure he’d much rather get twice that number for a Pacquiao-Cotto or Pacquiao-Marquez rematch.
Arum needs to make sure he can get the most money possible for Pacquiao because there may not be too many big paydays left for the Filipino. If he keeps fighting flat-footed like he’s been doing lately, he could have problems no matter who Arum digs up for him.
- Results from “Path to Glory SD Style” San Diego, CA
- Anthony Barnes takes out Darryl Fields with a first round KO
- Brook Upsets Porter to take home the title
- Figueroa stops Estrada in an exciting fight
- Dirrell wins rematch with Bika, takes home the belt
- Brook defeats Porter; Dirrell and Bika look poor; Figueroa toughs it out
- Deontay Wilder stops Gavern, wants Klitschko after Stiverne fight
- Robert Garcia impressed with Algieri’s talent level
- Brandon Rios vs. Ruslan Provodnikov in the works for November
- Alfredo Angulo not worried about September 13th fight against De La Rosa
- Cotto working on selecting his December 13th opponent
- Frampton will beat Kiko Martinez, says Santa Cruz
- Wladimir working with 15 sparring partners to get ready for Pulev
- Santa Cruz feels pressure of fighting in co-feature on Mayweather-Maidana 2 card