Golden Boy and GGG Promotions have issued a statement following a reported 1.3 million pay per view buys figure for the fight being reported.
It was reported initially by the respected journalist Lance Pugmire of the LA Times that the fight generated the above amount of buys in the United States.
But this has proven to not be the case.
Organisers of the event, Golden Boy Promotions (headed by Oscar De La Hoya) and GGG Promotions have now issued the following statement to clarify the matter at this time:
As you can see, pay per view numbers are still being totted up as far as the official number goes.
What is known however is how the event did at the gate. A huge success and a sell out that garnered more than $27 million dollars in ticket sales.
Making it the third biggest gate in boxing history after Mayweather vs McGregor and Mayweather vs Pacquiao in 2015.
If the above statement is anything to go by than one suspects the event could very well have done even more than the initially reported 1.3 million pay per view buys.
Why else would they have released a statement dismissing the reported number and say what they did, then?
They obviously (by reading between the lines) are planning on announcing a very big number which again, is great news for boxing.