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2014 Disappointment of the Year

2014 Disappointment of the Year: New Year is often a time for reflection. In that vein, it is appropriate at this moment to critique 2014 in boxing. What went wrong for the sport? What can it do to improve next year? With no mercy spared, here is our 2014 Disappointment of the Year. Crappy Pay Per Views Boxing fans pay to watch their beloved sport, one way or another. If not watching live, we will sit down at home, cosy up to the television, and enjoy the aesthetic violence of it all. The hardcore fan is unlikely to be turned ...

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Canelo Alvarez vs. Alfredo Angulo PPV to get shown in movie theaters

Boxing fans across the nation will have a ringside seat when Fathom Events, Golden Boy Promotions and Canelo Promotions bring the highly-anticipated 12-round bout between boxing superstar Canelo Alvarez and the relentless Alfredo “El Perro” Angulo into movie theaters and onto the big screen on Saturday, March 8 at 9:00 p.m. ET . “Toe to Toe: Canelo vs. Angulo” will be broadcast live to select theaters nationwide for an action-packed night. The fight card also features Leo “Terremoto” Santa Cruz (27-0-1, 15 KO’s) against Cristian “El Diamante” Mijares (49-7-2, 24 KO’s), Omar “Panterita” Figueroa (24-0-1, 17 KO’s) opposite Canelo’s older ...

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Is Mikey Garcia Top Rank’s Manny Pacquiao replacement?

Mikey Garcia vs. Manny Pacquiao in 2015? It is not clear when “The Mikey Project” began, but certainly it took off in full sometime in the first few rounds of his breakout win over Orlando Salido about one year ago. What is The Mikey Project? It’s Top Rank’s plan to make Mikey Garcia the heir apparent to Manny Pacquiao, a pay-per-view caliber star and a fighter you can’t miss watching. Now, this project is without a doubt entering its most pivotal phase, calendar year 2014.

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Pacquiao vs. Rios PPV does less than 500k buys

The Manny Pacquiao vs. Brandon Rios HBO pay-per-view produced only 475,000 buys, according to multiple reports. Even with anticipated lower than usual numbers due to the fight being held out of the United States, Pacquiao vs. Rios producing less than  500k buys hurts both HBO and Top Rank, not to mention Pacquiao himself.

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Mayweather vs. Canelo becomes highest grossing PPV of all-time: $150 million of revenue & counting

Mayweather vs. Canelo has 2.2 million PPV buys & growing: Last Saturday’s blockbuster boxing event The One: Floyd Mayweather vs. Saul “Canelo” Alvarez now ranks as the highest-grossing pay-per-view of all time, with nearly $150 million in U.S. pay-per-view revenue reported to date. The news was announced Thursday by Showtime Networks Inc., in conjunction with event promoters Mayweather Promotions and Golden Boy Promotions. The Mayweather vs. Canelo PPV surpassed the previous record of $136 million generated by Oscar De La Hoya vs. Floyd Mayweather boxing event in 2007.

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$20 million gate for Mayweather-Canelo confirmed, biggest gate in Nevada history

In the world of boxing you can never really believe what a promoter tells you, especially if it’s at a press conference. However, Keith Kizer of the Nevada State Athletic Commission confirmed today via email that the Floyd Mayweather vs. Canelo Alvarez fight on September 14 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada, did indeed bring home a $20 million gate, making it the largest gate in Nevada history.

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