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Thread: Broner-Maidana Is OFF PPV, on Dec. 14

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    Broner-Maidana Is OFF PPV, on Dec. 14

    Adrien Broner will fight Marcos Maidana on Dec. 14, but that fight will not be on PPV, as previously announced. Instead, Showtime boxing boss Stephen Espinoza and Golden Boy boss Richard Schaefer said, as a thank you to fans, the card will be on regular Showtime. The duo spoke in AC, at Boardwalk Hall, before the Hopkins-Murat card kicked off.
    That scrap will top the Dec. 14 card, which will unfold in San Antonio, and also feature bouts between welter champ Keith Thurman and Jesus Soto Karass; Leo Santa Cruz vs. Cesar Seda; light heavy titlist Beibut Shumenov vs. Tamas Kovas and Victor Ortiz coming back against Alfonso Gomez.
    The Dec. 7 Barclays card got more packed, the duo announced. A Zab Judah-Paul Malignaggi faceoff still headlines, but that is now joined by a Devon Alexander title defense, against Shawn Porter. Erislandy Lara meets Austin trout as part of a stellar undercard, and Sakio Bika takes on Anthony Dirrell in the Brooklyn arena.
    Espinoza said that Showtimes' boxing rating are up almost 60% over the last two years, and he asked for and received financial concessions from Golden Boy to make these two packed cards happen. They all still see Broner as a PPV attraction int he near future, and said this tussle likely would have done 200-300,000 buys...but right now, it's better for more eyaballs to be on Broner.

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    Re: Broner-Maidana Is OFF PPV, on Dec. 14

    Finally some common sense. No need to have a ppv with fighters that are clearly non ppv worthy fighters. a solid card this is, but NOT a ppv worthy card.

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    Re: Broner-Maidana Is OFF PPV, on Dec. 14

    "as a thank you to fans"

    hahahaha

    you mean "because the ppv is not worthy and we will be losing money"

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    Re: Broner-Maidana Is OFF PPV, on Dec. 14

    It was more money sense instead of common sense. Broner may lose. He already is having weight problems. Dude has no discipline. He's busy eating his arse off like his pops. Broner will be fighting "Lights out" Toney in a couple years at 250lbs. Holla!

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    Re: Broner-Maidana Is OFF PPV, on Dec. 14

    Quote Originally Posted by Radam G View Post
    It was more money sense instead of common sense. Broner may lose. He already is having weight problems. Dude has no discipline. He's busy eating his arse off like his pops. Broner will be fighting "Lights out" Toney in a couple years at 250lbs. Holla!
    Hilarious RG........

    Showtime did the right thing besides...the money they received from the May/Canelo will hold them over

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    Quote Originally Posted by amayseng View Post
    Finally some common sense. No need to have a ppv with fighters that are clearly non ppv worthy fighters. a solid card this is, but NOT a ppv worthy card.
    It's a whole lot more PPV worthy than the Bradley vs. Marquez card. That undercard was garbage in comparison.

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    Re: Broner-Maidana Is OFF PPV, on Dec. 14

    Boxing economics 101 (keep this in mind ALWAYS):

    - With a PPV, the promoter is responsible for the cost -- NOT the network. Why? When it's on regular Showtime, the network pays a license fee. With a PPV, the promoter takes ALL the risk.

    - With a PPV like this one, it doesn't have to sell one million to be profitable. This particular PPV only had to do around 100K to generate a healthy ROI for GBP. Why? Because it doesn't cost as much to put on as a Mayweather PPV, which is EASILY a $50m investment for the promoter(s).

    - For that reason, having it be on PPV, Showtime can never "lose money" on it -- they probably had excess money lying around and perhaps Moonves just felt like being ostentatious.

    Keep this in mind always. You must understand boxing business before you can speculate on anything else.

    So yes, this is absolutely a gift for the fans. However, it is probably also a way for them to not make Adrien Broner look like less of a draw as they're preparing him to be. (In reality, VIctor Ortiz would've been responsible for a major portion of the PPV buys but *shhhhhhh* don't tell nobody that.)

    On a different note, don't discount the head-to-head BS going on -- SHO is scheming for some Rigo. They will absolutely, totally, completely MURK the HBO broadcast going on the same night. And guess what -- Top Rank doesn't care. They owe him fights and won't cry if they get rid of him.

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    Re: Broner-Maidana Is OFF PPV, on Dec. 14

    Interesting read, Shadow, but I ain't buying the gift to fans spin either. Remember: Stephen Espinoza not only represents Showtime but let's not forget he pretty much also represents GBP's. He's their ex attorney/ lawyer handled all their contracts, etc., so more than anything this is a gift from him to them. The gift of lessening the PPV pressure (this card wasn't going to make much cash specially going against a free Hbo card the same night) and the gift of that licensing fee you mentioned. Also makes it much easier to go head to head with their rival. So yea, this is all a matter of dollar and cents/sense. And, oh yea, we'll throw fans a little boxing snack in the process.

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    Re: Broner-Maidana Is OFF PPV, on Dec. 14

    Quote Originally Posted by Shoulder Roll Defense View Post
    It's a whole lot more PPV worthy than the Bradley vs. Marquez card. That undercard was garbage in comparison.
    ya i ripped that event for being a ppv as well. i hear they got terrible results sales wise

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    Re: Broner-Maidana Is OFF PPV, on Dec. 14

    On the Bradley-Hulkquez, the angle was to con fanfaronades, fanboys and dude fluzzies into believing that Marquez in dat Hulkquez syet could really still fight and was going to track down Big Foot Bradley and one shot him.

    Well Marquez is SHOT! He took one too many beatings. And showed the affects against Bradley. Hulkquez was zombie bouncing and stutter stepping -- clear signs of a shot fighter. The first to go on a boxer/fighter is his/her legs. Holla!

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