The early reports on the Canelo vs Chavez PPV buys number are all pointing towards some very interesting news for boxing.
Consensus opinion at the moment seems to all be that the sport of boxing is once again returning to where it used to be in terms of popularity, slowly but surely.
It’s been the case for a few years now in places like the UK and Germany in particular, but now US pay per view numbers for the first time in a couple of years are set to crack the 1 million buy mark Stateside.
This past Cinco De Mayo weekend in Las Vegas – Canelo Alvarez scored a convincing unanimous points decision victory over Julio Cesar Chavez Jr.
It was a shut out and more dominant than many expected. The early reports of the Canelo vs Chavez PPV buys according to Dan Rafael are set to be massive:
— Dan Rafael (@danrafaelespn) May 9, 2017
In a time where pay per view is not just on the decline in boxing but in sports across the US in general, as more and more technology outlets continue to impact on the pay per view model as a whole – the above numbers make for impressive reading.
Boxing is dead? Nah, try again.