By: Sean Cross
Sometimes an article needs an introduction. This is one of those articles. This is the truth. Box Insider He could not confirm what the pay-per-view card would be for the third Canelo Alvarez-Gennady Golovkin bout. The truth is that maybe a few people. Since we’re not sure who those people are, or if they even give direct numbers instead of PR spin, yesterday’s Twitter reporter Dan Raphael, promoter Eddie Hearn, promoter Leonard Ellerbe, and the DAZN streaming service.
All we can say is that Rafael reported that the pay-per-view for Canlio-Golovkin 3 was estimated to be in the mid-to-high 500,000s. DAZN did something different, as Hearn, who promoted the fight, announced that he had more than one million “global” numbers. Somehow Ellerbe and Hearn started going back and forth, leaving the rest of the world to ponder. Or not. However, the whole matter was sufficiently prepared for Hearne to discuss it in detail. iFL TV Today.
According to Hearn, Raphael “basically got numbers fed from rivals and people with agendas and chose to publish it.” He’s not currently working with a major outlet, so he can say what he wants. He rolled along and never asked anyone for an opinion. He just rolled with it. And obviously people can’t tell you the truth – you see their reactions on social media. Hearn added: “Maybe when he[Raphael]reported the numbers, maybe the tournament numbers weren’t there at all.”
Hearn went on to point out that DAZN was forced to set the record straight. “So that’s why DAZN wanted to come out last night and say over a million people bought the fight,” Hearn said. “And then he[Rafael]came out and said yes, but 50% of them were in America. Shame. What was 80% of them in America?” He has an attitude. He said, “Look.” iFL TV, “The numbers were probably a little lower than DAZN expected. I actually think they are very strong. ”
In the end, Hearn was more upset with Rafael on the video than with the number of people who bought Canelo-Golovkin 3. Roll with the numbers. I feel this is irresponsible.”