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News Crawford vs Porter does 135k units

Discussion in 'Boxing Discussion' started by MMALOPEZ, Nov 23, 2021.

  1. is a apple

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    And they're all meh numbers for a top P4P fighter like Crawford, going from terrible to slightly below average.

    Crawford being called a duck is unwarranted though. It could be that he wants to face guys at 147 but Spence, the only way he unifies the belt wants to skip out.

    He's just...not advertised towards the casuals as much.
     
  2. don't quote me! Blue Belt

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    If you think fighting lots of big names on your CV will translate into big PPV numbers, then why didn't people tune in to support Porter? he isn't a cherry picker

    We as fight fans want fighters to fight all the top names and when we perceive they don't, we want them punished at the box office, but this doesn't matter to box office appeal to casuals, as Porter's failure to draw in this fight proves yet again

    If you want to sell PPV's you need either ;

    a sparkling personality, an 'x' factor
    or a connection with people due to locality/nationality to a large PPV buying public (like puerto ricans cotto or Trinidad)

    Crawford has neither, so it's gonna be a long shot for him.
     
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  3. RizinSon88 She came to me with a serpent's kiss...

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    I admit I don't do ESPN+, just Showtime and DAZN anything else I order on PPV via streaming services like FITE or cable etc...I just refuse to get ESPN+ so I can buy PPVs (UFC or Boxing) via a paywall. So they lost my PPV purchase with this one and I have't watched a UFC at home since that crap started. I watch Bellator, RIZIN and PFL or go out if there is something I really want to see UFC-wise. I used to buy them every month now I buy freak show PPVs like Triad Combat or whatever. I'm still entertained.
     
  4. MMALOPEZ Steel Belt

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    Porter has never been the guy in the division and only one 2 ppv’s in his career … and never was the A side
     
  5. LangfordBarrow StickAndMove Platinum Member

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    At some point it's worth taking the b side money if a win will make you an a side fighter. A win for either of these guys will raise their stock bigly.
     
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  6. LangfordBarrow StickAndMove Platinum Member

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    He should take that split and then try to take the other 10% out of Spence's ass. I'm not sure who wins the fight but they sure would have a lot more options afterwards.
     
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  7. Hagler Man of wealth and taste Platinum Member

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    I'm convinced and I hope these fellows are too.
     
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  8. 4daLuLZ Black Belt

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    Kinda played out, son.
    3/10 for effort only.

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  9. boxingskills Training to break world records.

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    Crawford has no personality to promote. He is great in the ring but outside of it, watching a Crawford interview is like watching grass grow. All of the biggest draws had some kind of personality to sell their fights and make people interested in them.
     
  10. Via Heeto Yellow Belt

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    It is hard to get more media exposure when you make your disdain for the media so apparent. He is boring to listen to and when he does talk he only says a few words at a time
     
  11. AGEZ909 Black Belt

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    great fight for the hardcores, but lets not pretend it had casual appeal.

    we were not expecting anything approaching canelo numbers.
     
  12. Cariñito Broner Brodie/Canelo Cartel/Errol Express/ Double Yellow Card

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    He needs to fight on ESPN or FOX. He pulls good numbers on there. His fight against Benavidez peaked at 2.7M.
     
  13. RizinSon88 She came to me with a serpent's kiss...

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    Crawford could always move up and start talking shit to Charlo, but he's about to lose all of his titles so that probably won't work.
     
  14. is a apple

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    Also a really dangerous fight for Crawford to take. Crawford has proven that even as a P4P fighter, he can be quite hittable at times.
    Besides, being on the wrong end of Jermell Charlo is pretty much a death sentence.
     
  15. svmVR2097 Brown Belt

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    This would’ve done 4 million viewers on Fox and but their salaries, PPV is the only way to recoup it
     

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