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Thread #141457   Message #3260644
Posted By: Ed T
20-Nov-11 - 08:44 PM
Thread Name: BS: Boxing; cruel, primitive & nauseating
Subject: RE: BS: Boxing; cruel, primitive & nauseating
Yes, indeed, I agree, boxing is dying, and few people in the world find it interesting to watch.

But, wait a minute, there are many boxers and many of them make millions of dollars in their career, which is only a fraction of the money taken in from the matches globally. I know, the facts make it difficult for those disconnected who blew the big bubble to propose that it is a dying sport,(and not even interesting enough to watch).

One recent reminder that it is indeed not dead is Manny Pacquiao:

""In 2008 Manny Pacquiao received 15 to 30 million dollars (share of the pay-per-view), plus a guaranteed amount. Tickets reportedly sold out just hours after they went on sale. Moreover, the total gate revenue for the fight was said to be nearly 17 million dollars, making it the second largest gate revenue in boxing history.""

""In 2009 a Pacquiano title fight Miguel Cotto generated 1.25 million buys and $70 million in domestic pay-per-view revenue, making it the most watched boxing event of 2009. Pacquiao earned around $22 million for his part in the fight, whilst Cotto earned around $12 million. Pacquiao–Cotto also generated a live gate of $8,847,550 from an official crowd of 15,930.""

""In 2010, Pacquiao defeated Clottey at the Cowboys Stadium in Texas with paid crowd of 36,371 and a gate of $6,359,985. Counting complimentary tickets delivered to sponsors, media outlets and others, the Dallas fight attracted 41,843, an epic number for boxing. In addition, the bout drew 700,000 pay-per-view buys and earned $35.3 million in domestic revenue.""

""(Manny) Pacquiao has been included by Time Magazine as one of the world's most influential people for the year 2009, for his exploits in boxing and his influence among the Filipino people. Pacquiao also graced the cover of Time Magazine Asia for their November 16, 2009 issue. Pacquiao was also included by Forbes Magazine in its annual Celebrity 100 list for the year 2009, joining Hollywood actress Angelina Jolie and fellow athletes Tiger Woods and Bryant.[139] Forbes also listed Pacquiao as the World's 6th Highest Paid Athlete, with a total of 40 Million Dollars from the second half of 2008 to the first half of 2009. Tied with him on the sixth spot was the NBA player LeBron James and golfer Phil Mickelson. Pacquiao was again included in Forbes' list of Highest Paid Athletes from the second half of 2009 to the first half of 2010; he was ranked 8th with an income of $42 million. Pacquiao had also won the 2009 ESPY Awards for the Best Fighter category, beating fellow boxer Shane Mosley and Brazilian mixed martial arts fighters Lyoto Machida and Anderson Silva. More recently, ESPN Magazine reported that Pacquiao is one of the two top earning athletes for 2010, alongside American Major League baseball player Alex Rodriguez. According to the magazine's annual salary report of athletes, Pacquiao earned $32 million for his two 2010 boxing matches against Clottey and Margarito"".

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