Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Mayweather Injury: A Ploy to Increase Ticket Sales?

The Mayweather-Marquez fight has been postponed due to the supposed injury Mayweather received while training (doubters say that low ticket sales has been the major cause of the postponement). Of course, both Mayweather and Golden Boy Promotions denied such allegations, declaring Mayweather’s injury as legitimate.

Fans say otherwise.

They would rather watch Pacquiao-Cotto beatdown instead of a Mayweather-Marquez runaround. Which leads us to the most logical question, “Is Pacquiao the most bankable boxer today?” That will certainly be answered come September 19, the new scheduled date for Mayweather-Marquez.

Should the Pacquiao-Cotto fight generate more revenue than PBF-JMM, that will give Pac and his camp a big leverage in the negotitating table with Mayweather. That is, if Pacquiao and Mayweather win their respective bouts. Should that occur, expect no 50-50 split.