With Floyd Mayweather latest outlandish request for 100 million dollars destroying any real possibility of a fight taking place between the two, at least local residents and boxing fans will find out who wins the popularity contest between Pacquiao and Mayweather. You might be thinking as you are reading this;” Isn’t it obvious?” No it isn’t.
In this case we have a unique opportunity to compare apples with apples when we evaluate how many pay per view buys each of super stars generate facing the same opponent. Last year Floyd Mayweather broke a one hundred million pay per view buys mark when he faced Sugar Shane Mosley at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. This year, on May 7th, pound for pound king, Manny Pacquiao will face the same opponent at the very same venue. Will he be able to do better?