GGG-Jacobs Estimated at 130-150K PPV Buys

Gennady Golovkin’s middleweight title fight with Danny Jacobs proved to be a far more compelling and close matchups than even the most knowledgable boxing fans could have predicted. Though he remains undefeated and one of boxing’s biggest names, Golovkin did not see much of an increase in pay-per-view buys if early estimates are accurate.

The LA Times’ Lance Pugmire reported on Tuesday that Golovkin-Jacobs sold roughly 130,000 to 150,000 pay-per-view buys.

The first time GGG fought on pay-per-view it was against David Lemieux in October of 2015, which sold 150,000 pay-per-views. Golovkin’s promoter Tom Loeffler said prior to GGG-Jacobs that he expected the event to outsell the Lemieux fight, but early estimates would have him falling short of those expectations.

Though he may not be the pay-per-view draw that Canelo Alvarez is, Golovkin remains a bonafide star by other units of measurements: he continues to sell out arenas across the world, and his latest headlining spot at Madison Square Garden is proof of that star power.

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