On Saturday, Jan. 19, the first huge fight in the world of boxing is taking place at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada. Facing off is Manny Pacquiao and Adrien Broner in a WBA Welterweight Title Fight.
Although no official price for the PPV package has been announced as of yet, first indications from the network and boxing world is that it won’t cost more than $95.99 US Dollars. When it gets closer to the actual fight date, which is less than 14 days away, there’s a very good possibility that the cost of it will go down even more. Also, if you don’t need to watch it in HD, the price will go down even more. If the price does go down, the cost will be pretty reasonable and will fall in line with what people were charged for other fights that Pacquiao has been in since he is such a top draw in the industry. Some of his past Pay-Per-View past prices included:
- Floyd Mayweather Jr vs Pacquiao (2015): $99.95 US Dollars (One of the highest in the history of boxing)
- Pacquiao vs Juan Manuel Márquez VI (2012) : $59.99 US Dollars
- Pacquiao vs Sugar Shane Mosley (2011): $54.95 US Dollars
- Pacquiao vs Oscar De La Hoya (2008): $49.99 US Dollars
From the 23 PPV fights Pacquiao has had during his career, he’s earned right around $1.2 billion on a whopping 19.2 million ppv buys. This averages to $62.50 per buy over his career.
Despite turning the age of 40 in December, Pacquiao has shown that he’s still one of the top fighters in the welterweight division and is currently ranked 4th with a record of 60-7-2 (39 of which were KOs). The last time he fought was in July of 2018 where he secured a TKO victory over Lucas Matthysse. With that win, he captured the WBA (Regular) Welterweight belt that he will defend against Broner who is ranked 9th in the division with a record of 33-3-1 with 24 KO’s. At the age of 29, Broner is much younger than Pacquiao, yet is considered to be the underdog due to his past lack of discipline, mental toughness, and legal indiscretions. In their press-conference early in January, Pacquiao said that he’s looking to knockout Broner and end the fight early. Broner took exception to the comment and appears to be inspired more than ever to prove Pacquiao wrong.
If you want to watch Pacquiao vs Broner live, make sure to tune into SHOWTIME PPV so you don’t miss out on what is sure to be an exciting night of fighting.