Early returns show GGG-Jacobs PPV draw between 130-150K PPV buys

March 21, 2017

Lance Pugmire of the LA Times reports that the early returns on the GGG-Jacobs PPV is between 130,000 to 150,000 buys although the GGG camp says that the final tally will be higher than 150,000.

Pugmire cites an industry source for the report as HBO has yet to provide an official tally.  Notably, the last GGG PPV,  GGG-Lemieux in October 2015 drew 150,000 PPV buys.

Pugmire notes that the gate for last Saturday’s event was $3.7 million as compared to $2 million for GGG-Lemieux.

Payout Perspective:

Even if the fight draws over 150,000 PPV buys, it likely won’t go much higher than that.  The PPV buy rate is not favorable for GGG as he possibly seeks a big fight against Canelo Alvarez in September.  The event went up against the NCAA Tournament but it was big fight and Jacobs was a much more marketable name than David Lemieux.

5 Responses to “Early returns show GGG-Jacobs PPV draw between 130-150K PPV buys”

  1. Thompson on March 21st, 2017 3:33 PM

    Good numbers.

  2. Joey Vagas on March 21st, 2017 3:36 PM

    GGG needs a bigger name next time. An aging A#1 lister. I am barley starting to look his way and he might be gone before I turn around just to see what I am looking at the way Jacobs was able to take him apart those few rounds. Speed and movement gives him trouble where do you find that? Jacobs was close. I hope he gets another big opportunity. There’s some real muscle around now let’s see what GGG can do. He looked real beatable. But he come to fight for sure. He just fights a little too Gangley for me. But yea I’ll watch him.

  3. Diego on March 22nd, 2017 4:44 AM

    I had Danny Jacobs winning but I don’t think the decision was a robbery. It may help GGG in the end exactly because he looked beatable. He always had a hard time finding quality opponents, but now maybe a few will think they have a chance. Jacobs essentially took the Brook playbook and implemented it with his bigger size. Others may believe they can have more success.

  4. Wil on March 22nd, 2017 11:29 PM

    I had GGG winning 114-113, exactly what one of the judges had….clearly not a robbery, nor was GGG “exposed”…..he was simply in there with one of the best middleweights in the world and the best opponent he has had yet. Jacobs might beat him the next time around….

  5. Wil on March 22nd, 2017 11:33 PM

    By the way, GGG needs to be pulling 300K minimum each time out…this could be done with the proper promotion, GGG is a potential superstar if they would just put him out there more, not sure K2 has the juice to make that happen.

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