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Pacquiao, Arum Think Strong PPV Numbers Could Return With Bradley Bout
Published April 9, 2014
TOP OF THE HEAP: YAHOO SPORTS' Kevin Iole noted Pacquiao on Saturday "will tie Oscar De La Hoya for the most pay-per-view appearances ever and will become only the second fighter ever" to generate a minimum of $700M in PPV revenue. He has become one of the "five greatest figures in pay-per-view history," along with De La Hoya, Evander Holyfield, Mayweather and Mike Tyson. Going into Saturday's bout, he is "ranked fifth all-time with 12.2 million pay-per-view sales and is third all-time" with $661M in PPV revenue. With 890,000 buys, the "same as he did for his controversial first match with Bradley in 2012, Pacquiao will move to third in total sales with 12.8 million buys and will move into second past De La Hoya and behind only Mayweather" with $700M in PPV revenues (SPORTS.YAHOO.com, 4/8).