By Dewayne Bungo
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Manny Pacquiao and his fans need to realize who boxing’s real cash cow is and that man is Floyd “Money” Mayweather.
Floyd Mayweather Jr. is up there with Mike Tyson and Oscar De La Hoya when it comes to box office draws.
Pacquiao is a Philippine draw but Mayweather Jr. is a cross over star. Pacquiao lacks the charisma, personality and appeal needed to make him a star in America, Floyd Mayweather Jr. has all of these attributes and the boxing skills to top it off.
Floyd Mayweather Jr. has no equal right now in terms of drawing power the man is in popular demand and numbers don’t lie, Mayweather has the Pay Per View buys to prove it.
This past Superbowl weekend Floyd Mayweather Jr. was all over the place promoting his upcoming HBO PPV against Sugar Shane Mosley, Floyd was giving interviews and receiving love from many celebrities, athletes and fans.
If Manny Pacquiao attended Superbowl weekend in Miami to promote his March 13 fight with Joshua Clottey, I doubt he would receive the same type of love Mayweather Jr. did. Don’t forget even though Manny is exciting in the ring his interviews are some of the worst ever, cringe worthy, he hardly talks and seems awkward, while Floyd Jr. is well spoken and charming in interviews.
Don’t be fooled with the smoke and mirrors, the only people who hype up Pacquiao and make him look like a star is the Philippine media and the Filipino people living in Los Angeles, California.
Sure Pacquiao has a group of adoring Filipino fans who wait outside of Freddie Roach’s Wild Card Boxing gym in Hollywood just to get a picture and have Manny autograph some memorabilia so they can sell it on Ebay.
Half of those fans are probably only there to get the free signature to sell later on for money and don’t even follow boxing.
Pacquiao vs. Clottey is going to be in the 100,000 seat Dallas Cowboys football stadium and yet they only sold 30,000 tickets for the fight. Bob Arum as usual is exaggerating and overselling the Pacman’s popularity and demand.
You better believe many of those unsold tickets will be comped and given out so the stadium looks like a sell out.
If the Floyd Mayweather vs. Sugar Shane Mosley fight was to take place in Dallas at the same stadium they would sell at least 50,000 tickets in the first week alone.
You got a fight no one wants to see with Pacquiao-Clottey and on the other hand you got a fight that has been brewing for several years in Mayweather-Mosley.
When will these people realize that stats don’t lie, I can’t wait to compare the Pay Per View buys for the Joshua Clottey vs. Manny Pacquiao fight and the Floyd Mayweather vs. Shane Mosley fight.
Another thing to take into consideration is the fighters purses, Pacquiao will be earning around $10 million dollars for the Clottey fight while Floyd Mayweather will earning $20 million or more for the Mosley fight.
If Manny Pacquiao was such a draw wouldn’t he be earning as much as Mayweather Jr.?
All roads lead to Floyd Mayweather Jr the true Pay Per View attraction.
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