It is my pleasure, on behalf of the Boxing Promoter’s Association (BPA), to congratulate our sport in once again showing that BOXING is truly desired by fans. In as much the recent Mayweather-Marquez boxing event on HBO/PPV produced over a million buys and generated over $52 million dollars, it is clear that those that underestimate the appeal of BOXING are mistaken.
What is particularly interesting is that the BOXING match went head to head with UFC 103, which was also a PPV event. Many sports reporters incorrectly predicted that the UFC/MMA event would exceed the sales of the BOXING event. While the exact amount of buys for UFC 103 hasn’t been made available by UFC President Dana White, all estimates are under 500K buys, less than one-half as the Mayweather-Marquez BOXING broadcast.
I am proud on behalf of the BPA to congratulate everyone involved in the successful show, particularly our fellow promoter, Golden Boy Promotions, as well as HBO/PPV and the boxers, Floyd Mayweather and Juan Manuel Marquez. Their successful collaboration is consistent with the theme of the BPA, providing yet another example of how various parts of the sport working together can create huge successes.
We look forward to future collaborations and successes for the great sport of BOXING.