Canelo-Chavez Did “At Least 1 Million PPVs”
What was supposed to be a Mexican super-fight between Canelo Alvarez and Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. ended up being a one-sided snoozer of a fight, as Chavez was no match for Canelo and seemed to resigned to take a beating for 12 rounds rather than offer any offense of his own.
Despite the fight living up to its hype, it seems that the event did perform very well on pay-per-view.
ESPN’s Dan Rafael reported on Tuesday that Canelo-Chavez was a huge PPV hit:
— Dan Rafael (@danrafaelespn) May 9, 2017
If these numbers are accurate, they exceed Canelo’s recent PPV bouts, including a fight with Liam Smith that did not perform well in September of last year.
Though Golden Boy Promotions is undoubtedly disappointed that the fight did not live up to expectations in front of such a big audience, Canelo’s drawing power remains the strongest in the sport of boxing ahead of his highly-anticipated showdown with Gennady Golovkin. That fight, unlike Canelo vs. Chavez, is unlikely to disappoint the fans.