Canelo-GGG PPV will cost you $79.99

September 15, 2017

For those getting ready to watch GGG versus Canelo Alvarez this Saturday, you will have to pay a premium if ordering on PPV as the suggested retail price point will be $79.99 HD.

The premium price is more than the usual $64.95-$69.99 PPV boxing event.  Coming off of last month’s Conor McGregor-Floyd Mayweather fight, which cost $99.95, the question of whether that fight would impact this fight was a relevant question.

Certainly, “Supremacy,” as the fight is billed, is a fight that diehard boxing fans have been waiting for, but will casuals dip into their pocketbooks less than a month later to pay another $80 for a PPV?

The PPV buys for The Money Fight have not been made official but the conclusion is that despite the $100 price point, it drew between 4 and 5 million buys.  We aren’t looking at that buy rate for this event, but this has been a fight in the making with two of the biggest-named boxers in the sport today.

Last spring, Canelo’s last PPV appearance against Julio Cesar Chavez, Jr. drew 1 million PPV buys.

It would not be out of the realm of possibility for this fight to do the same due to the budding star that is Canelo, the strong Mexican boxing fan base and GGG.  The only concern would be the casual combat sports fan that may have bought The Money Fight and cannot think about paying more for this fight.

Of course, this excess spending on PPVs may have hurt UFC 215, which was sandwiched between the two.  Even with the UFC’s normal PPV price of $59.99, some fans may have sat last week out in order to watch the two boxing events.

8 Responses to “Canelo-GGG PPV will cost you $79.99”

  1. Diego on September 15th, 2017 10:41 AM

    I’m still getting it.

  2. d on September 15th, 2017 11:03 AM

    Although there is no way Canelo-Chavez Jr did 1m buys, this fight likely will.

  3. Fight Fan on September 15th, 2017 3:01 PM

    Haha damage control d digging up old stuff. That fight easily did 1 mil I was in vegas and saw the hype firsthand.

  4. d on September 15th, 2017 6:08 PM

    Haha. Yeah, I love it how FF loves promoter numbers unless it s Dana White. Pathetic. No way that did 1m, not even close.

  5. Fight Fan on September 15th, 2017 7:43 PM

    White picks and chooses which numbers to release, has no credibility. Can’t wait to watch this super fight tomorrow night.

  6. d on September 15th, 2017 8:12 PM

    So does De La Hoya, Arum, Espinoza, Schaeffer and every other boxing promoter/distributor. This is what they do. They lie. De La Hoya has been called out on it every time he throws a number out there.

    Enjoy the fight tomorrow night. It will probably be the last big boxing fight for another 2-3 years.

  7. Fight Fan on September 16th, 2017 10:34 AM

    Haha d U been saying the same for 3 years. Ufc can’t even break a mil this year, they had to sellout and have McTapper box to get a payday

  8. d on September 16th, 2017 10:56 AM

    ….and I’ve been right for years. Haha. When was the last time their was a big boxing fight that didn’t involve a mma fighter? May of 2015. Over 2 years ago. Now that 2 of the 3 biggest ppv draws boxing has ever had have recently either retired or in Pac’s case just faded away. What is left? Canelo is the only thing breathing air when it comes to boxing ppv and if he loses this fight, where do they go?

    The UFC has had 7 ppvs go over 1m buys since the last boxing ppv to hit 1m outside of McGregor boxing Mayweather. HAHAHA!!!

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