Errol Spence Jr. vs. Danny Garcia PPV Buyrate Revealed
The pay-per-view numbers for Errol Spence Jr. vs. Danny Garcia are in.
Spence vs. Garcia took place on December 5. Spence put the WBC and IBF Welterweight Titles up for grabs. The action was held inside AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. The bout went the distance and Spence was awarded the unanimous decision victory.
Mike Coppinger of The Athletic has reported that Spence vs. Garcia, which was a PBC on FOX PPV, amassed over 250,000 PPV buys. The event generated a minimum of $18,750,000 in revenue.
SOURCES: The Errol Spence Jr.-Danny Garcia welterweight title tilt, a PBC on FOX PPV, generated in excess of 250,000 buys at $75, pulling in at least $18,750,000. Spence’s last two fights exceeded 300K on PPV. PBC’s last PPV, Tank-LSC, generated over 200Khttps://t.co/epW4yvIRXN
— Mike Coppinger (@MikeCoppinger) December 10, 2020
“SOURCES: The Errol Spence Jr.-Danny Garcia welterweight title tilt, a PBC on FOX PPV, generated in excess of 250,000 buys at $75, pulling in at least $18,750,000. Spence’s last two fights exceeded 300K on PPV. PBC’s last PPV, Tank-LSC, generated over 200K.”
While the numbers aren’t anywhere near the level of the exhibition bout between Mike Tyson and Roy Jones Jr., which took place one week prior, it’s still a respectable number that exceeds rumors of a poor buyrate.
Top Rank Boxing’s Bob Arum isn’t buying the report. Here’s what he told Ring Magazine.
“We know approximately, they’ll be lucky to get 120,000. We’ve just gotten to the point where the numbers being used are not realistic. They don’t reflect reality. Remember, this is the Trump era. People are willing to say anything, and people will believe it. But to be so off is crazy. The Athletic has the Donald Trump of sports reporters!”
Arum has WBO Welterweight Champion Terence Crawford under his promotion. Fight fans and media members have been clamoring to see Spence vs. Crawford but the two sides are at odds when it comes to the purse split.