Pacquiao-Clottey Fight Connects With 700,000 PPV Buys


Pound-for-pound boxer Manny Pacquiao didn't deliver a spectacular knockout performance inside or outside the ring during his March 13 fight against Joshua Clottey.

The HBO Sports-distributed fight generated a respectable 700,000 PPV buys and $35.4 million in PPV revenue, according to the network.

The event, in which the hard-punching Pacquiao scored a unanimous decision over the former welterweight champion Clottey, fell short of the 1.1 million average PPV buys the Pilipino fighter has averaged over his past three PPV fights.
Overall, Pacquiao during his career has drawn 6.2 million PPV buys and $320 million in PPV revenue in 12 PPV fights.
"We are extremely pleased with the pay-per-view performance of Pacquiao-Clottey. Fights like this traditionally do not exceed 400,000 buys," said HBO Sports senior vice president Mark Taffet. "It is a testament to the popularity of Pacquiao and the vitality of the sport, and it gives us great encouragement as we look toward the May 1 [Floyd] Mayweather-[Shane] Mosley PPV fight."